‘India stands united’: Sachin Tendulkar, Akshay Kumar and Karan Johar among others hit back at Rihanna’s tweet

4 February, 2021 | Ojasvi Chauhan

After global celebrities showed support to farmer protests on Twitter, a number of Indian ministers, celebrities, sportspersons and other influential people called out foreign "propaganda" and stat...

In a significant development around the farmer protests, a new angle of involvement of foreign hands has emerged recently. Social media has been divided into two groups after singer Robyn Rihanna Fenty shared an article on India’s farmer protests on Twitter and asked, “Why aren’t we talking about this?”.

After Rihanna’s tweet, several other global personalities like Greta Thunberg, Mia Khalifa, Jay Seana and Dr Zeus tweeted in support of the Indian farmers who have been protesting against three agriculture laws of the central government.

In response to Rihanna’s tweet, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday launched a campaign on Twitter, India is United campaign.

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Home Minister Amit Shah wrote on Twitter that no propaganda could deter India’s unity! He added that no propaganda could stop India to attain new heights! He said that propaganda cannot decide India’s fate only ‘Progress’ can, India stands united and together to achieve progress. He added hashtags, India Against Propaganda and India Together in the end.

After Shah’s tweet, a number of ministers, celebrities, sportspersons and other influential people came out and made similar tweets using ‘India Together’ and ‘Indian against propaganda’ hashtags.

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