• From world leaders, activists and celebrities, everyone chipped in to support the ongoing farmers' protest in India
  • Personalities like Rihanna, Greta Thunberg, Meena Harris and more extended their support to the agitation
  • The Ministry of Home Affairs in India blocked the internet services in and around the three protest sites

The ongoing farmers protest in India has now become one of the most debated topics on social media after a plethora of notable personalities from around the world expressed concerns over the plight of the farmers who have been sitting on the streets against the government and the newly passed farm laws.

On Tuesday, multi-Grammy-winning artist Rihanna broke the internet after extending her support to the ongoing agitation in India, condemning the various internet shutdowns done by the government to cripple the movement.

The musician shared a news article by CNN on her official Twitter account with the message, “Why aren’t we talking about this?” Rihanna also used the “#FarmersProtest” hashtag along with it.

Social media went berserk as soon as the tweet surfaced online. The post has received more than 446,000 likes and 209,000 retweets. Her tweet prompted other well-known personalities to share their views on the protests as well.

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg also voiced her opinions on social media while sharing the same news article on her timeline. Thunberg said that she and her team “stand in solidarity” with the farmers of India.

Another notable personality who extended her support to the agitation was Meena Harris. The 36-year-old lawyer and niece of Vice President Kamala Harris said that the world’s most populous democracy is “under assault” and the entire world should feel “outraged” after seeing what is happening in India right now.

“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,” Harris wrote on Twitter.

Meanwhile, British Vogue shared an article regarding the women’s participation in the protests, explaining why they are at forefront of the farming protests and won’t leave until the new farm laws are repealed.

The official Twitter page of Human Rights Watch condemned the Indian government’s tactics to crush the movement and urged them to release the activists who have been put behind bars in politically motivated cases.

Social media influencer Amanda Cerny also urged everyone to demand what is their right and called out the government for blocking communication services.

“The world is watching. You don't have to be Indian or Punjabi or South Asian to understand the issue. All you have to do is care about humanity. Always demand freedom of speech, freedom of the press, basic human and civil rights-equity and dignity for workers. #FarmersProtest #internetshutdown,” Cerny wrote on Instagram.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA India) has blocked the internet services in and around the three protest sites -- Singhu Border (Delhi-Haryana border), Tikri Border (District West Delhi), and Ghazipur Border (Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border).

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Security personnel stand behind barricades along a blocked highway as farmers continue to protest against the central government's recent agricultural reforms at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border in Ghazipur on January 30, 2021. (Photo by Sajjad HUSSAIN / AFP) (Photo by SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP via Getty Images) SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP via Getty Images