/ 05 February 2021

Rihanna v Sachin Tendulkar

India’s A-listers have slammed tweets posted by pop star Rihanna and climate activist Greta Thunberg supporting the country’s farmers. For more than 2 months, tens-of-thousands of farmers have protested against PM Narendra Modi’s new laws to open the country’s agricultural sector to free trade. “Why aren’t we talking about this?!” Rihanna tweeted yesterday. “We stand in solidarity with the #FarmersProtest in India,” said Thunberg. That was enough to create a social media storm in India… The country’s foreign ministry labelled them “sensationalist”. And cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar along with Bollywood actors and directors said it was unwanted interference. “India’s sovereignty cannot be compromised,” Tendulkar tweeted. Another big farmers protest is planned for tomorrow.

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