International pop star Rihanna, on Tuesday, took to Twitter regarding the ongoing farmers’ protest at the National Capital.
The singer, artiste and businesswoman asked on Twitter why more people aren’t talking about the ongoing farmers’ protest in India.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) February 2, 2021
With this tweet, she joins a long list of celebrities asking questions about the situation.
Celebrities such as Diljit Dosanjh, Harbhajan Mann, Jasbir Jassi, Reitesh Deshmukh, director Hansal Mehta and others have already voiced their support to the protesting farmers. Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and Priyanka Chopra Jonas have also joined the list of celebrities in support of the farmers protesting against the Centre’s new farm laws.
The farmers primarily from Punjab and Haryana have been protesting relentlessly at several Delhi border points since November demanding the repeal of the Centre’s major reforms to the three farm laws which were enacted in September 2020. As many as eleven rounds of talks between farmers’ unions and the Centre have so far failed to end the impasse.
The protesting farmers have expressed their apprehension that these laws would pave the way for eliminating the safety cushion of MSP and do away with the ‘mandi’ (wholesale market) system, leaving them at the mercy of big corporates.