"Won't be intimidated," Meena Harris Voices Her Mind On Farmer Protests

The 36-year-old niece of Kamala Harris is under spotlight for being one of the influencers who have voiced their minds boldly against farmer protests.

Sanskriti Tiwari
Feb 07, 2021 04:15 IST
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Meena Harris Farmer Protest comments on social media have created a stir. She is in the spotlight for being one of the key international influencers talking about the protest, the women farmers and the uproar across the world.

American lawyer and author Meenakshi Ashley Harris who is also the niece of US Vice President Kamala Harris reacted to the backlash she is being subjected to for voicing her opinion on the current farmer agitation.

Meena Harris has pinned a tweet on her Twitter account which reads, "I won't be intimidated, and I won't be silenced."


During the past few days, Harris shared a number of tweets in support of the agitating farmers. Like global influencers Rihanna and Greta Thunberg, she was also bombarded with hate comments and tweets from people in India.

Her photos were burnt by extremists and slogans were chanted against her. To all the heat fuelling against her, she resented through a tweet, "Weird to see a photo of yourself burned by an extremist mob but imagine what they would do if we lived in India." She further amplified the arrest of labor rights activist Nodeep Kaur. Harris wrote, "23 yo labor rights activist Nodeep Kaur was arrested, tortured & sexually assaulted in police custody. She's been detained without bail for over 20 days."

The 36-year-old, who was in the limelight for promoting her aunt, Kamala Harris' campaign during the election, is now under the spotlight for being one of the international influencers who have voiced their minds boldly on social media platforms. The blunt remarks by the international influencers haven't been received well by the Narendra Modi led government.


Daughter of Maya Harris, Meena Harris criticised the backlash against her with a tweet that says, “Y’all literally have headlines that say “Brave Indian men burned pictures of women who support farmers” and think that’s normal.”

meena harris farmer protest Representative Picture of Indian female farmers in a protest. Photo credit: Reuters

Although, the farmer unions welcomed the assistance and support of international personalities towards the current farmers’ movement in India, another section of Indians have sought to criticise, asking them to refrain from saying anything in the “internal matter” of the country.

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