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Mia Khalifa lends support to ongoing farmers' protest in India, questions 'Internet ban'

Lebanese-American media personality and former adult star Mia Khalifa tweeted in support of the ongoing farmers' protest in India.

Published: 03rd February 2021 02:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd February 2021 02:28 PM   |  A+A-

Lebanese-American media personality Mia Khalifa

Lebanese-American media personality Mia Khalifa (Photo | Mia Khalifa Instagram)

By Online Desk

Lebanese-American media personality and former adult star Mia Khalifa tweeted in support of the ongoing farmers' protest in India.

Mia Khalifa took to Twitter and questioned about the internet cut down around New Delhi.

She wrote, "What in the human rights violations is going on?! They cut the internet around New Delhi?! #FarmersProtest."

Her tweet comes just hours after music sensation Rihanna extends support to farmers' protest in India.

Rihanna on Twitter shared a CNN article and wrote, "Why aren’t we talking about this?".

Meanwhile, many international stars and activists have also extended their support to the farmers protesting in India.

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has extended her support to the farmers protesting on the borders of New Delhi against the three farm laws saying that she stands in solidarity with the farmers.

"We stand in solidarity with the #FarmersProtest in India," Thunberg wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.

Apart from Thunberg, UK Member of Parliament Claudia Webbe also expressed solidarity with the Indian farmers.

"Solidarity to the Indian Farmers. Thank you Rihanna. In an era where political leadership is lacking we are grateful for others stepping forward," she wrote along with sharing a screenshot of Rihanna's tweet.

Author and niece of US Vice President Kamala Harris, Meena also showed her support on social media towards the agitating farmers as well.

She wrote on Twitter, "It's no coincidence that the world's oldest democracy was attacked not even a month ago, and as we speak, the most populous democracy is under assault."

"This is related. We ALL should be outraged by India's internet shutdowns and paramilitary violence against farmer protesters," she added.

Harris wrote further, "Militant nationalism is just as potent a force in US politics as it is in India or anyplace else. It can only be stopped if people wake up to the reality that FASCIST DICTATORS aren't going anywhere."

US House Representative Jim Costa also called the ongoing unrest as troubling and added that the situation is being closely monitored.

"The unfolding events in India are troubling. As a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, I am closely monitoring the situation. The right to peaceful protest must always be respected. #FarmersProtest," Costa wrote.

Meanwhile, the Haryana government has extended the suspension of mobile internet services in several districts of the state till 5 pm on February 3.

Farmers have been protesting on the different borders of the national capital since November 26 last year against the three newly enacted farm laws: Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

(With Inputs From ANI)



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