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Farmers’ protest: Rihanna, Greta Thunberg, and others show solidarity with protesting farmers

International pop star Rihanna, Swedish Climate Activist Greta Thunberg, UK MP Claudia Webbe and others on Tuesday extended support to farmers protesting on the borders of New Delhi against the three farm laws condemning the internet shutdown aimed at crippling the movement.

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International pop star Rihanna, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, UK MP Claudia Webbe and others on Tuesday extended support to farmers protesting on the borders of New Delhi against the three farm laws condemning the internet shutdown aimed at crippling the movement.

Rihanna shared a news article highlighting the Centre’s crackdown on the farmers by suspending internet services in many regions of India. Why aren’t we talking about this?, wrote the pop star adding the hashtag #FarmersProtest along with the post. 

The singer’s tweet began trending on Twitter with thousands of responses from across the world. Among the responses, one came from actor Kangana Ranaut, who strongly expressed her disliking towards the ongoing farmers protest.

She tweeted that 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 the USA.Sit down you fool, we are not selling our nation like you dummies, read Ranuat’s post.

Hours after Rihanna’s tweet, Greta Thunberg, a teenage climate activist also wrote on Twitter, extending the support to the ongoing agitation in India. We stand in solidarity with the #FarmersProtest in India, tweeted Thunberg while attaching a news story about internet shutdowns in Delhi.

Farmers feed the world, fight for them and protect them #FarmersProtest, wrote Ugandan Climate Activist Vanessa Nakate on Twitter and  expressed support to the protesting farmers of India. 

The UK Member of Parliament Claudia Webbe also expressed solidarity with the Indian Farmers. Thanking Rihanna, she wrote on Twitter that in an era where political leadership is lacking, we are grateful for others stepping forward #FarmersProtest.

Author and niece of US Vice President Kamala Harris, Meena also showed her support towards the agitating farmers. She wrote, 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. We all should be outraged by India’s internet shutdowns and paramilitary violence against farmer protesters, added Meena Harris.

US Representative Jim Costa has called the ongoing agitation troubling. As a member pf the Foreign Affairs Committee, he said the situation is being closely monitored, the right to protest must always be respected.

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Meanwhile, the internet services in areas of Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri borders of the national capital, the epicentres of the farmers’ protest were suspended on Saturday. The shutdown was later extended twice till at least 5pm on Wednesday on the orders by the authorities.

Thousands of farmers have been camping at the Delhi’s border for over two months demanding the repeal of the Centre’s three agricultural laws. The agitation became violent when a group of protesters deviated from the assigned route on Republic during the tractor parade, storming the Red Fort.

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 Despite the rounds of talks, the Centre and the farmers have not been able to reach a consensus on the issue.While the government has offered to suspend the farm laws for a period of one and half years, farmer leaders have been adamant on their demand of complete withdrawal of the legislations.

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Mukesh Ambani and family receive threat calls, Mumbai Police detains one

A man has been detained in the Dahisar area in the western suburbs of Mumbai. He has been arrested on the grounds of his alleged connection to the threat calls.

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Industrialist Mukesh Ambani and his family have received three threat calls today on August 15. Reportedly, the calls were made on the number of Reliance Foundation’s Harskisandas Hospital on Monday around 10:30 am.

The complaint was filed at the DB Marg police stations and their team is trying to get more information about the same. However, in the official statement given by the Mumbai Police, “the complaint filed by the Reliance Foundation states that three threat calls were made to Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani and his family and the probe is underway.”

And soon after the complaint was filed, a latest update suggests that a man has been detained in the Dahisar area in the western suburbs of Mumbai. The man has been arrested on the grounds of his alleged connection to the threat calls.

However, this is not for the first time that, Mukesh Ambani and his family have received threat calls. Even last year, a Scorpio car with 20 explosive gelatin sticks along with a threat letter was found outside Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani ‘Antilia’.

Soon after the police were informed, a team of cops including Mumbai’s crime intelligence unit headed by Sachin Vaze, who also took over as the lead investigator of the case, had reached Antilia for investigation.

As per reports, later the case was handed over to NIA after a mysterious death case took over the headlines. The victim was none other than the Thane-based businessman Mansukh Hiren.

For the unversed, Hiren was the owner of the Scorpio car that was found outside Mukesh Ambani’s residence. Earlier, the late businessman had claimed that the car was stolen a week ago.

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VIRAL: Elephant Jeymalyatha brutally beaten up by mahouts in Tamil Nadu, Peta India demands action

Reports said the elephant was tortured by mahouts at the Sribilliputhur Nachiyar Thirukovil temple.

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Elephant Jeymalyatha

In an animal-cruelty incident, an elephant named Jeymalyatha was brutally beaten up by mahouts in Tamil Nadu. The video of the incident is viral and has triggered massive outrage on social media.

Reports said the elephant was tortured by mahouts at the Sribilliputhur Nachiyar Thirukovil temple.

PETA India shared the video on Twitter and demanded stringent action against the mahouts. In the video, Jeymalyatha could be seen crying in pain as the mahouts continuously kept thrashing her with sticks. PETA India has sent an urgent appeal to the chief wildlife wardens of Assam and Tamil Nadu and demanded the enforcement of the Wild Life (Protection) Act (WPA), 1972, by filling a preliminary offence report under Section 51 against mahouts involved and under Section 48 against the Srivilliputhur Nachiyar Thirukovil temple.

The organisation also demanded to seize the abused elephant and rehabilitate her at a sanctuary.

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Tickets? UP Police constables beat up TT on Gorakhdham Express in Kanpur | WATCH

The constables hit him on the head due to which his shirt was soaked in blood.

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UP Police constables beat up TT in Gorakhdham Express

In a shocking incident, the railway head TT was beaten up by two Uttar Pradesh police constables at Kanpur Central Railway Station. According to the reports, the constables were travelling without a ticket on a train from Gorakhpur to Bhatinda, and when the TT asked them to get off the train, they thrashed him fiercely. The incident took place at around 11:30 pm on the Gorakhdham Express on Tuesday.

TT Rambaran, who was on duty, took the train from Lucknow. On Twitter, Aditya Tiwari shared the video of TT narrating the whole incident. He said when he asked for the ticket, the constables said they would get down at Kanpur. After that, when he asked them to step down from the train at the Kanpur station, police constables beat him brutally.

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TT Rambaran also said the constables even tried to throw him off the train, but the passengers who were there on the train helped him save his life. The constables hit him on the head due to which his shirt was soaked in blood.

The victim lodged a complaint against the constables in GRP Kanpur. GRP inspector R.B. Dwivedi said they reached the spot as soon as they received information about the incident. He further said the FIR has been registered and the investigation is underway.

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