Earlier, singer-actor Rihanna’s post on the farmers’ agitation in India went viral, Now
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday, 2 February, tweeted in support to the farmers’ protest in India, soon after singer-actor Rihanna’s post on the agitation went viral.
“We stand in solidarity with the #FarmersProtest in India,” tweeted Thunberg, along with a link to a story on the internet shutdown imposed around Delhi.
Earlier, Rihanna, too,shared the same story, saying, “Why aren’t we talking about this?! #FarmersProtest”
Internet services at Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri borders – the three main sites in the farmers’ protest against the three farm laws were suspended on Saturday, and it is informed that the blockade will be in effect at least till Wednesday evening.
The suspension of mobile internet services has also been extended till 5 pm on Wednesday in seven districts of Haryana, according to an official statement.
Farmers have been protesting against the three contentious agriculture laws near the borders of Delhi for more than two months now. While the protesting unions have demanded a repeal of the laws, the government has offered to suspend the laws for 18 months and form a committee to resolve the issues.
On 26 January, violence erupted in parts of Delhi during the farmers’ Republic Day tractor rally.