Farmers’ Protest : All you need to know about the Celebs backing the Government VS the ones supporting the Farmers Take a look!

Farmers' Protest : All you need to know about the Celebs backing the Government VS the ones supporting the Farmers' Protest, Take a look!

Farmers’ Protest is finally getting the attention it deserved, be it negative or positive: Farmers’ protest grabs global attention as celebs join debate. Farmers’ protest in India gained widespread support not only from organizations and Opposition leaders but also from artistes and sports personalities. While some are in favour of the protest, some are against it. Let’s have a look.

Why is the Farmers’ Protest happening?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, enacted farm laws will free farmers from bullying middlemen, farmers say they fear big corporations. Some of India’s farmers are among the country’s poorest people, but government policies have long protected them from the ravages of open market prices. That is changing.

A set of three laws passed in September aims to deregulate India’s enormous agriculture sector. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said they will “liberate” farmers from the tyranny of middlemen.

But many farmers fear that they stand to lose more than they could gain from the new regulations and that the main beneficiaries will be agricultural corporations with gargantuan financial firepower. As a result, the farmers have taken to the streets in the biggest such protests in years. The demonstrations ramped up last week when several thousand protesters from the northern states of Punjab and Haryana set out to converge on the capital, New Delhi. Police blocked them at the city’s borders, denying them permission to gather in a place of their choice.

Why is any of this a problem?

Farmers have some genuine concerns.

A big one is that the new rules remove many of their safeguards. More than 86 percent of India’s cultivated farmland is controlled by smallholder farmers who own less than two hectares (five acres) of land each. They fear that they just do not have enough bargaining power to get the kinds of prices they need for a decent standard of living when they negotiate to sell their products to larger companies.

#Farmerprotests VS #Indiastandstogether

Facts must be ascertained before the rush to comment, the ministry added, using the hashtags #IndiaTogether and #IndiaAgainstPropaganda to make its point.

India on Wednesday hit out at global celebrities such as singer Rihanna and climate activist Greta Thunberg for their support of the farmers’ protests, the focus of a sharply polarised international debate that saw several Bollywood and cricket stars and top ministers rally around the government in its pushback.

From international celebrity Priyanka Chopra Jonas to veteran actor Dharmendra, these stars are urging the government to take quick action to resolve the farmers’ agitation.
While some joined the farmers at the protesting site, others use their social media accounts to extend their support. They even used various hashtags like #Jaikisan #Delhi Chalo #Farmers Protest #StandWithFarmers #Tractor2Twitter

While several Bollywood celebrities and sportspersons took to social media on Wednesday urging the Country to stand “united” as the ongoing Farmers agitation against the new Agri laws drew widespread international attention on social media platforms.

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Celebs who are in support of the Farmers’ Protest

Here are some celebrities who have taken their stand on social media to raise their concerns for the Indian farmers – The people who are the backbone for agriculture.

International celebs who took a stand on their social media platforms for the Farmers’ Protest

Global celebs jump in! Pressure on Bollywood to take a stand about the ongoing farmers’ protest?

Rihanna and Greta Thunberg tweeted on the farmers’ protests, but most Indian celebs are still silent.
Pop superstar Rihanna and climate activist Greta Thunberg tweeted in support of protesting Indian farmers.
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Rihanna and Greta Thunberg standing with the Farmers!
Social media went abuzz late Tuesday night when pop sensation Rihanna shared a tweet about the ongoing farmer protests in India. Hours after, social activist Greta Thunberg also expressed her “solidarity” with the protestors. Former adult star Mia Khalifa also tweeted in support of the Farmers. There has been an outpouring of support from the international community for the farmer protests against the three agricultural laws, including the likes of Indian-origin Canadian talk show host and actor Lilly Singh, singer Jay Sean.
Check out the tweets:

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg took to Twitter to share a toolkit on farmers’ protest, which had details on how to support and protest against the farm laws globally. The toolkit included details on January 26 protest. She later deleted the tweet after several social media users accused her of being a part of an “international conspiracy to defame India.”

Singer Jay Sean took to his Instagram handle and posted a picture in support of the farmers in his caption, check it out:

Bollywood celebs who are in support of the Farmers’ Protest

Diljit Dosanjh is amongst the impactful celebrities whose tweets and support to the farmers’ protest was lauded.

Actor Sonu Sood, who won millions of hearts for his kind gesture over the past few months, has yet again won us over with his heart-melting post for farmers. His post in Hindi read, “We exists because of farmers”.

Bollywood and Hollywood megastar Priyanka Chopra Jonas also extended her support to the agitated farmers’. She retweeted Diljit’s Tweet and urged the Indian government to take stringent action in support of India’s food soldiers.

Actress Preity Zinta, who lives with her husband Gene in Los Angeles also came out to support farmers and expressed hope that the ongoing talks will yield a solution to all the worries of the ‘soldiers of the soil’ who are protesting amid the cold.

Actress Sonam Kapoor shared some pictures on social media along with a quote, which read, “When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization”


Punjabi Artist Gippy Grewal had expressed disappointment over the silence of Bollywood. He took to Twitter and wrote that for years Punjab has welcomed Bollywood with open arms but its silence over the issue was painful.

Bollywood celebs, sportspersons rally against international tweets on Farmers’ Protest

The latest to join the “India against Propaganda” hashtag on Twitter was sports star Sachin Tendulkar who took to the social media platform saying that “external forces” can observe but cannot participate in an indirect reference to Farmers’ Protest. Tendulkar referred to as the “God of Indian Cricket” urged people to remain “United as a Nation.”

Bollywood celebs Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgan, Karan Johar and Suneil Shetty had also urged people to not fall for “false propaganda against India” and to “take a comprehensive view of things.”

On Wednesday, the Ministry of external affairs in its statement said that the government has passed the laws “after a full debate and discussion” and has “initiated a series of talks”to address the farmers’ issue. The statement also condemned the violence that broke out during the protests on Republic Day. The MEA also condemned celebrities who have drawn attention to the Farmers’ Protest on Social media.


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