Swedish climate and environmental activist Greta Thunberg earlier tweeted about the ongoing farmers’ agitation in India, she wrote, “We stand in solidarity with the #FarmersProtest in India.” Then she added a farmer toolkit in the tweet thread to push the farmers’ voice, but this toolkit lead to heavy criticism for the young activist.
Because of the so called toolkit, social media users slammed Greta for being a part of ‘international propaganda’ against India. After that, hashtag #GretaThunbergExposed started trending on Twitter.
Keeping in mind the heavy criticism, the little activist deleted that toolkit and updated it with a new one. Greta wrote on her Twitter, “Here’s an updated toolkit by people on the ground in India if you want to help. (They removed their previous document as it was outdated.) #StandWithFarmers #FarmersProtest“.
The 6-page document shared by Greta Thunberg seems to have been in circulation since early January as it includes plans to intensify the protests on January 26, on the occasion of Republic Day, when violence broke out on the streets of the national capital.
One of the line in that toolkit quotes, “India has a long history of human rights violations, violence and a cruel indifference for its most vulnerable citizens. On January 26th the government will be celebrating the adoption of its constitution with a military parade, while continuing to perpetuate harmful policies that violate their own Constitution”.