'Still stand with farmers', tweets Greta Thunberg after Twitter controversy
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg who is in the eye of the Twitter storm for which Delhi Police may take action against her on Thursday reiterated her support to the cause of the farmers. "I still #StandWithFarmers and support their peaceful protest. No amount of hate, threats or violations of human rights will ever change that. #FarmersProtest," the teen activist tweeted.
On Wednesday, she tweeted a document which she later deleted. The document containing detailed plans of garnering international support for the farmers stoked controversy as it implied that her tweet in support of farmers may not be organic, may be part of an engineered protest on social media.
Greta tweeted on the ongoing farmers' protest after Americal pop singer Rihanna shared a CNN article on farmers protest and following internet suspension in the Capital region. She too shared the same CNN article.
Without naming either Rihanna or Greta, the ministry of external affairs issued a statement condemning such rushed comments, which are neither accurate nor responsible, it said.
A host of ministers, Indian celebrities started a counter hashtag movement on Twitter with #IndiaTogether and #IndiaAgainstPropaganda.
On Wednesday evening, Greta posted a document which had Rihanna's name in it. Hours later, she posted another one saying that the earlier document has been withdrawn. The new document lists seven actions to support the protesting farmers in India.
Sharing video/photo message, digital strike with #AskIndiaWhy, several tweets tagging @PMOIndia, @Nstomar, reading more about the protests, joining protests near Indian embassies, signing petitions are some of them.
Delhi Police have filed an FIR against the creators of the toolkit under Section 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race) and Section 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code.