Women on farmers protest: The Indian farmers have been protesting against farm laws implemented by the Indian government since October last year but in the last 24 hours, the protests have gone global. Singer Rihanna took a CNN report on the matter and tweeted it out saying, “why aren’t we talking about this?” This has consequently led many other celebrities and speakers to talk about India’s farmer protests.
With many global stars talking about farmers in India, we bring you the list of women who are raising the noise on social media on the matter. Here is what was said by global women on farmers protest in India.
The global pop star expressed her support and concern for the ongoing farmers’ protest in India via Twitter. Retweeting a CNN article about the farmers’ agitation and the internet being cut in Delhi, she captioned her tweet, ” why aren’t we talking about this?!” While many supported her act, some resented it. Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut was one among the people who lashed out at the singer on Twitter.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) February 2, 2021
2. Greta Thunberg
17-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg also expressed her sentiments towards the protesters on February 2. She too retweeted the same article that read ‘India cuts internet around Delhi’ and captioned it “We stand in solidarity with the #FarmersProtest in India.”
3. Mia Khalifa
Another popular women who expressed support of the ongoing protest in India is the adult film star, Mia Khalifa. She shared a picture from the protest that contained a poster that read ‘stop killing farmers’. Khalifa’s caption read,” What in the human rights violations is going one?! They cut the internet around New Delhi?! She too tweeted under the hashtag ‘FarmersProtest’.
4. Lilly Singh
Popular YouTuber and television host Lilly Singh took to Twitter to thank Rihanna for expressing her solidarity with the farmers’ crisis. She further wrote in her tweet from February 2, “This is a humanity issue! #IStandWithFarmers and this narrative is TIRED.” Singh has a YouTube channel called Superwoman and hosts the show ‘A Little Late With Lilly Singh’ in NBC.
5. Amanda Cerny
Popular influencer from America, Amanda Cerny shared a heartfelt message with an Instagram post concerning the farmer’s protest. She chose a black and white picture of elderly women from the protest site to post on her profile that has around 25 million followers. Her caption read, “The world is watching”. Her caption implied that the current situation transcends culture and is a crisis of humanity. women on farmers protest
Further, Cerny did not hesitate to post smart replies to the unfair comments that came up under her post.
6. Meena Harris
US Vice President Kamala Harris’s niece, Meena Harris also joined the flock of international women who expressed their concern about the agitation. In her message on Twitter, she said: ” as we speak, the most populous democracy is under assault.” Her comment also urged everyone to be “concerned” about the crisis in India. women on farmers protest women on farmers protest
It’s no coincidence that the world’s oldest democracy was attacked not even a month ago, and as we speak, the most populous democracy is under assault. This is related. We ALL should be outraged by India’s internet shutdowns and paramilitary violence against farmer protesters. https://t.co/yIvCWYQDD1 pic.twitter.com/DxWWhkemxW— Meena Harris (@meenaharris) February 2, 2021