After international pop sensation Rihanna tweeted about the farmers’ protest in India, the media coverage on the issue became highlighted all throughout the international media. Soon after her tweet, many celebrities across the globe showed their support to the farmers of India through tweets or their personal opinions. But Greta Thunberg, while posting a supporting tweet, accidentally posted a picture of an agenda against India as to how and when we will be targeted by the international agencies.
What’s the fiasco all about?
The farmers’ protests in India have been taking place since August 2020 and the national media is already roaring high on the matter. But off late, international pop sensation Rihanna tweeted about the farmers’ protest in India and since then the international coverage on the news is going live. After her tweet, US vice president Kamala Harris’ niece Meena Harris and Greta Thunberg also tweeted about the issue. But Greta somehow shared a file picture where it could be seen that there are several propagandas against India that was to be targeted at our government on several occasions by tweets and other similar ways. After this, the rage amongst national and international media started that went on further with protest from Indians.
A clash between Indian celebrities and international celebrities
While international celebrities are defaming the Indian Govt, the Indian celebrities however are backing the Indian Govt for handling the farmers’ protest issue the way they are handling it. Support from eminent cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and several other celebrities proved that they are in support of the government. Here’s the tweet by Sachin Tendulkar regarding the matter, “India’s sovereignty cannot be compromised. 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”.
Burning posters of Meena, Rihanna, and Greta only proved how “mindless” we are
As soon as the propaganda against India came into light after Greta Thunberg’s accidental picture post, some Indians (read political activists) did not take it lightly. They started burning posters of the women and also said stuff against them that are both “vile and violent” for any woman. No matter what propaganda they are setting against us, by taking such actions we only prove how “mindless” we are! We must let the government handle this solution and maintain peace and solidarity in such testing times.
The Policy Times policy suggestions
- India is now on the radar of the international media after the farmers’ protest issue came to light when Rihanna and other celebrities tweeted about it. The government here could have handled the issue in a more poised way but the silence from the government made way for more such assumptions in the international media.
- And in contrast, if Greta Thunberg’s post has any truth in it then the Indian govt must be very active in handling any blow to the country that this propaganda against us plans to bring forth. The citizens of India must not be outraged with such propaganda and remain firm in their policies instead.