In support of the ongoing farmers’ movement in India, while foreign celebrities are tweeting on social media, on the other hand, now some cricketers are also giving their opinion on this matter and asking the government questions. Former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan has asked that India expressed grief when George Floyd was killed by a policeman in America.
Some foreign celebrities, including pop star Rihanna, tweeted about the tweet farmers movement and there was a lot of ruckus and many of India’s veteran cricketers called it an internal matter of India. Now Irfan Pathan wrote on Twitter in question that India expressed grief over the killing of George Floyd but it could have been an internal issue of America.
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Irfan Pathan tweeted on Thursday, “Our country expressed grief when George Floyd was brutally beaten to death by a policeman in America.”
Last year, black George Floyd died in police custody in the US, after which there was a fierce panic. Following George’s death, violent protests erupted across America, arresting over four thousand people. When black George Floyd was caught by police on May 25, he stated that he was having trouble breathing. He died in police custody. The video later went viral on social media.
Prior to Irfan, IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer Sandeep Sharma tweeted supporting Rihanna but later deleted it.
Rihanna shared a picture of the farmer movement and wrote, ‘Why are we not talking about this?’ He also used the hashtag of ‘Farmer Protest’.
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Apart from Rihanna, some foreign celebrities including Greta Thunberg, niece of US Vice President Kamala Harris, who have worked towards environment and climate change, have supported farmers’ demonstrations against the Center’s new agricultural laws. India also reacted strongly after several foreign celebrities tweeted on the matter. The Ministry of External Affairs advised the people to refrain from making statements in haste without scrutiny of facts.