After several foreign celebrities including singer Rihanna and activist Greta Thunberg tweeted about farmers’ protest in India, Sachin Tendulkar tweeted, “India’s sovereignty cannot be compromised.” He added, “External forces can be spectators but not participants. Indians know India and should decide for India. Let’s remain united as a nation. #IndiaTogether #IndiaAgainstPropaganda.”
Akshay tweeted, “Farmers constitute an extremely important part of our country. And the efforts being undertaken to resolve their issues are evident. Let’s support an amicable resolution, rather than paying attention to anyone creating differences.”
Ajay Devgn, while tweeting on farmers’ protests, wrote, “Don’t fall for any false propaganda against India…It’s important to stand united at this hour.” This comes as government issued a statement after several foreign celebrities including Rihanna tweeted on farmers’ protest. “Let’s support an amicable resolution, rather than paying attention to anyone creating differences,” wrote Akshay Kumar.
Tweeting on farmers’ protests, Karan Johar wrote, “The need of the hour is…patience at every turn.” “Let us together, make every effort we can to find solutions that work for everyone- our farmers are the backbone of India. Let us not let anyone divide us. #IndiaTogether,” he added. This comes after several foreign celebrities including Rihanna tweeted on farmers’ protest.
Suniel shared the ministry’s statement on Twitter and wrote, “We must always take a comprehensive view of things, as there is nothing more dangerous than half truth #IndiaTogether #IndiaAgainstPropaganda.”
“I’m a farmer myself, my forefathers were farmers. And we should always respect that. The farmers are our backbone. And that is the most important thing, my statement is very, very clear. That doesn’t work. And this is to all the celebrities who are trying to comment on our country without really knowing too much about what’s going on,” he added.
Bollywood celebrities were reacting to the statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), which stated that celebrities should refrain from commenting on Farmers’ protest issue and try to get a ‘proper understanding of the issue’. The statement reads, “Before rushing to comment on such matters, we would urge that the facts be ascertained, and a proper understanding of the issues at hand be undertaken. The temptation of sensationalist social media hashtags and comments, especially when resorted to by celebrities and others, is neither accurate nor responsible.”
On Tuesday evening, Rihanna tweeted, “why aren’t we talking about this?! #FarmersProtest.”Many international celebrities came forward to extend their support to the Farmers’ protest.