Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut on Tuesday lashed out at international pop icon Rihanna after the latter supported the farmers' protest in India. The protests are being held at the borders of the national capital against the Centre's contentious three farm laws from over three months now.
The nine-time Grammy Awards winning singer had taken to Twitter and tweeted a news article regarding the snapping of internet services around the farmers' protest sites by the Centre. "Why aren’t we talking about this?! #FarmersProtest," she tweeted.
Within minutes of her tweet, the 'Panga' actor slammed Rihanna. She said the protesters aren't farmers but "terrorists who are trying to divide India". "No one is talking about it because they are not farmers they are terrorists who are trying to divide India, so that China can take over our vulnerable broken nation and make it a Chinese colony much like USA...Sit down you fool, we are not selling our nation like you dummies," Ranaut wrote.
Earlier, celebrities including Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Diljit Dosanjh, Richa Chadha, Taapsee Pannu, Swara Bhasker and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub stood in support of the farmers' protest. Canadian-Indian Singer Jazzy B also came out on the streets of Vancouver in solidarity with the protesting farmers.
Meanwhile, the protest sites at Delhi's borders have turned into fortresses with police beefing up security and strengthening barricades.
Iron rods have been hooked between two rows of cement barriers on a flank of the main highway at the Singhu border to further restrict the movement of protesters, agitating against the Centre's new farm laws.
Another portion of the highway at the Delhi-Haryana border is practically blocked as a makeshift cement wall has come up there.
At Ghazipur on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border, there are multi-layer barricades to stop the movement of vehicles. Barbed wire has also been put up to keep off people on foot.