Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan has taken a subtle dig at the ongoing outrage in the country over the interference of external forces in the internal matters of India. Extending his support on farmers’ protest, Pathan shared a cryptic tweet on his official Twitter handle on Thursday and called out the hypocrisy of his fellow Indians. In his post, Pathan also highlighted that Indians had also raised their voices when George Floyd was brutally killed by the police in the USA. Also Read – IND vs ENG Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips England Tour of India 2021 1st Test: Captain, Vice-captain, Probable XIs For Today’s India vs England 1st Test at MA Chidambaram Stadium 9.30 AM IST February 5 Friday
“When George Floyd was brutally murdered in the USA by a policeman, our country rightly expressed our grief. #justsaying,” wrote the 36-year-old Pathan. Several foreign celebrities expressed their views on the ongoing farmers’ protests in India. Pop legend Rihanna, climate activist Greta Thunberg, Jay Sean, US vice-president Kamala Harris’ niece lawyer Meena Harris were some prominent names who tweeted about the protest on their respective social media platforms. Also Read – ‘India Should Give Her Child bravery Award…’, BJP’s Meenakshi Lekhi Mocks Greta Thunberg
When George Floyd was brutally murdered in the USA by a policeman,our country rightly expressed our grief. #justsaying Also Read – IND vs ENG 2021: Joe Root Gets Ready For ‘Mini-Battle’ With Ravichandran Ashwin, Says ‘This is The Contest I Have to Get Better of’
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) February 4, 2021
Meanwhile, out-of-favour India batsman Manoj Tiwary also shared a photo-tweet on his official handle, saying: “When I was a kid, I never saw a puppet show. It took me 35 years to see one”.
Rihanna was the first to tweet about the issue as she shared a news report on the farmers’ protests in India and tweeted: “why aren’t we talking about this?! #FarmersProtest”.
When I was a kid, I never saw a puppet show. It took me 35 years to see one 😊 pic.twitter.com/AMCGIZMfGN
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) February 4, 2021
— Rihanna (@rihanna) February 2, 2021
However, it did not take India much time to hit back at the propaganda as hashtags #IndiaTogether #IndiaAgainstPropaganda started trending all over. The government of India took cognizance of the matter as the Ministry of External Affairs put out a statement immediately. In their statement, the MEA said that comments by celebrities tweeting on the issue were “neither accurate nor responsible”.
From the cricket fraternity, the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Ravi Shastri, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan were some of the big names who made it clear that external forces have no right to interfere in India’s internal matter.
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