- Meena Harris is the niece of US Vice-President Kamala Harris
- “I will not be intimidated, and I will not be silenced,” she mentioned
- She has been tweeting repeatedly on the farmer protests in India
American lawyer Meena Harris, the niece of Vice-President Kamala Harris, has shared a photograph of a protest in opposition to her over her posts in assist of the farmers’ agitation.
“I spoke out in assist of human rights for Indian farmers, and have a look at the response,” Meena Harris tweeted on Thursday, sharing a photograph by Reuters journalist Danish Siddiqui.
“I will not be intimidated, and I will not be silenced,” she added in a pinned tweet.
I will not be intimidated, and I will not be silenced.
– Meena Harris (@meenaharris) February 4, 2021
The 36-year-old, additionally an creator, has been tweeting repeatedly since a world media report on the farmer protests and the federal government’s crackdown led to posts from pop star Rihanna, local weather activist Greta Thunberg and plenty of others on Tuesday.
“Why aren’t we speaking about this?” – this put up by Rihanna, who has over 100 million followers on Twitter, began a barrage of tweets which have taken the two-month-old agitation on highways outdoors Delhi to the worldwide stage.
Rihanna, Meena Harris, Greta Thunberg and plenty of others shared a CNN story on Web being suspended close to the protest websites and different strikes by the federal government.
“We ALL must be outraged by India’s web shutdowns and paramilitary violence in opposition to farmer protesters,” Meena Harris tweeted.
Because the tweets provoked a backlash in India, with a authorities assertion and posts by celebrities, sportsmen and different public figures with the hashtags “IndiaAgainstPropaganda” and “IndiaTogether”, photographs surfaced of a fringe group demonstrating in opposition to the worldwide figures who spoke on the farmer protests.
The photographs have drawn condemnation on social media.
In the midst of the web frenzy, Delhi Police yesterday launched an investigation right into a “toolkit” tweeted by Greta Thunberg, which it mentioned was authored by a Canada-based Khalistani outfit. “We have now registered a case for spreading disaffection in opposition to the federal government of India – it is relating to sedition — and disharmony between teams on spiritual, social and cultural grounds, and legal conspiracy to provide form to such a plan,” mentioned Delhi Police Particular Commissioner Praveer Ranjan.