Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan has seemingly taken a dig at the outrage going on in the country over the interference of outside voices in the internal matters of India. Several overseas celebrities recently tweeted on the ongoing farmers’ protests in India. The likes of Rihanna, climate activist Greta Thunberg, Jay Sean, Lilly Singh, US vice-president Kamala Harris’ niece lawyer Meena Harris were some prominent names who tweeted about the protest.
Rihanna was the first to tweet about the issue as she shared a news report on the farmers’ protests in India and tweeted: “why aren’t we talking about this?! #FarmersProtest”. It was immediately followed by tweets from Thunberg, Harris and others. And it did not take India long to hit back at the propaganda as hashtags #IndiaTogether #IndiaAgainstPropaganda started trending.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) February 2, 2021
The government of India took cognizance of the matter as the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) put out a statement immediately. In their statement, the MEA said that comments by celebrities tweeting on the issue were “neither accurate nor responsible”.
“It was unfortunate to see vested interest groups trying to enforce their agenda on these protests, and derail them. This was egregiously witnessed on January 26. Some of these vested interest groups have tried to mobilise international support against India. Instigated by such fringe elements, Mahatma Gandhi statues have been desecrated in parts of the world. This is extremely disturbing for India and for civilised society everywhere,” the ministry said.
— Anurag Srivastava (@MEAIndia) February 3, 2021
Irfan Pathan posts a cryptic tweet
Following the tweets by the overseas celebrities, several Union Ministers, actors, sportspersons including cricketers as well as commoners hit out at them. From the cricket fraternity, the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan were some of the big names who made it clear that external forces have no right to interfere in India’s internal matter.
On Thursday, Irfan Pathan decided to react to the issue too but in a very subtle manner. Unlike other cricketers, the former all-rounder posted a cryptic tweet and called out the hypocrisy of some Indians. Pathan highlighted that Indians had also raised their voices when George Floyd was brutally killed by the police in the USA.
“When George Floyd was brutally murdered in the USA by a policeman,our country rightly expressed our grief. #justsaying,” wrote Irfan Pathan.
When George Floyd was brutally murdered in the USA by a policeman,our country rightly expressed our grief. #justsaying
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) February 4, 2021
Here’s what other cricketers were tweeting
When I was a kid, I never saw a puppet show. It took me 35 years to see one 😊 pic.twitter.com/AMCGIZMfGN
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) February 4, 2021
As proud citizens of our beloved India, let’s stand united in this hour of crisis. There is no problem that cannot be resolved. Our farmer community is the lifeblood of this nation and I am confident that a peaceful resolution will be reached soon 🇮🇳 #IndiaTogether
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) February 4, 2021
Stronger together 🇮🇳 #IndiaTogether
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) February 3, 2021
India has always been stronger when we all stand together and finding a solution is the need of the hour. Our farmers play an important role in our nation’s well being and I am sure everyone will play their roles to find a solution TOGETHER. #IndiaTogether 🇮🇳
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) February 3, 2021
There’s no issue that cannot be resolved if we stand together as one. Let’s remain united and work towards resolving our internal issues #IndiaTogether
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) February 3, 2021
Let us all stay united in this hour of disagreements. Farmers are an integral part of our country and I'm sure an amicable solution will be found between all parties to bring about peace and move forward together. #IndiaTogether
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) February 3, 2021
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) February 3, 2021
India’s sovereignty cannot be compromised. External forces can be spectators but not participants.
Indians know India and should decide for India. Let's remain united as a nation.#IndiaTogether #IndiaAgainstPropaganda
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) February 3, 2021
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