Taapsee Pannu
Taapsee Pannu
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Taapsee Pannu has taken a subtle dig at the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), B-town bigwigs, and cricketers, who turned into ‘propaganda teachers’ in response to pop star Rihanna’s tweet on farmers’ protest.

The Bollywood actress wrote, “If one tweet rattles your unity, one joke rattles your faith or one show rattles your religious belief then it’s you who has to work on strengthening your value system not become ‘propaganda teacher’ for others.”

The Thappad actress' tweet comes after scores of Bollywood celebs and cricketers reacted to a statement by the MEA on the issue, using the hashtags #IndiaTogether and #IndiaAgainstPropaganda.

Their tweets come after international personalities such as Rihanna, Mia Khalifa, and Greta Thunberg tweeted in favour of the farmers' protest in the country.

Pannu was one of the Indian celebs who backed Rihanna’s tweet. Several other celebrities, including Priyanka Chopra, Sonam Kapoor, and Diljit Dosanjh, have also spoken out in support of the farmers.

The MEA, in its statement, had said that the government has passed the laws "after a full debate and discussion" and has "initiated a series of talks" to address the farmers' issues. The statement also condemned the violence that broke out during the tractor rally on Republic Day.

The ministry further went on to condemn celebrities who have drawn attention to the farmers' protest on social media.

"The temptation of sensationalist social media hashtags and comments, especially when resorted to by celebrities and others, is neither accurate nor responsible," the statement read.

Thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab and Haryana, have been camping at several Delhi border points since November last year, demanding the repeal of the three farm laws and legal guarantee of minimum support price for their crops.

The three laws are the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and farm Services Act, 2020; and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

The protest sites have been turned into fortresses with the police putting up multi-layer barricades and concertina wires to stop the movement of vehicles.

These strengthened security measures come after the violence during the tractor rally.

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