Delhi Police Registers FIR Against Greta Thunberg For Tweeting About Farmers’ Protests

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New Delhi, February 4, 2021: Delhi Police has registered an FIR against climate change activist, Greta Thunberg, for her recent tweet on the farmer movement in India in protest against the new agricultural laws.

Thunberg showed her solidarity towards the farmer movement soon after pop singer Rihanna drew attention to the farmers’ protests in India.

An FIR has been registered under Section 153A and 120B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against Thunberg, who hails from Sweden. The cyber cell of Delhi Police has taken cognizance of several tweets against Greta, which are being labeled as ‘problematic’.

Demonstrating solidarity with farmers, many foreign celebrities from around the world have commented on this, including pop singers Rihanna, Greta Thunberg as well as the niece of Kamala Harris.

After the FIR, Thunberg wrote: “I still #StandWithFarmers and support their peaceful protest. No amount of hate, threats or violence will ever change that. #FarmersProtest”.

Earlier, a statement was issued on Wednesday about this by the Foreign Ministry. The Foreign Ministry said that it was sad to see that some organizations and people are issuing such statements to impose their agenda. It is necessary to examine the facts and circumstances before making any kind of comment.

Farmer movement continues on 71st day

Significantly, due to the ongoing deadlock on the new agricultural laws, the agitation of farmers on Ghazipur, Tikri and Singhu borders along the capital Delhi continues today, the 71st day. The farmers, who are adamant on repealing the laws, have announced a cross-border battle with the government on this issue. The number of farmers in the protests had decreased until Rakesh Tikait, spokesperson of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, presented his sentiments and the movement once again got the support of a large number of farmers.

The central government is presenting all three new agricultural laws as major reforms in the agricultural sector, while the farmers who are protesting have expressed fears that the new laws will end the MSP (minimum support price) and mandi system and they will end up dependent on the corporate.

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