Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has spoken about the ongoing farmers' protest on his Twitter account. The superstar, amid the tense situation, has urged people to support an amicable resolution rather than focusing on creating differences. The actor spoke about the issue after the Ministry of External Affairs issued a statement clarifying that the Government is putting in efforts to resolve the issue.
"Farmers constitute an extremely important part of our country. And the efforts being undertaken to resolve their issues are evident. Let’s support an amicable resolution, rather than paying attention to anyone creating differences," Akshay tweeted.
Farmers constitute an extremely important part of our country. And the efforts being undertaken to resolve their issues are evident. Let’s support an amicable resolution, rather than paying attention to anyone creating differences. #IndiaTogether #IndiaAgainstPropaganda https://t.co/LgAn6tIwWp
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) February 3, 2021
Ajay Devgn tweeted, "Don’t fall for any false propaganda against India or Indian policies. Its important to stand united at this hour w/o any infighting"
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) February 3, 2021
Suniel Shetty wrote, "We must always take a comprehensive view of things, as there is nothing more dangerous than half truth."
— Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) February 3, 2021
Karan Johar wrote, "We live in turbulent times and the need of the hour is prudence and patience at every turn. Let us together, make every effort we can to find solutions that work for everyone—our farmers are the backbone of India. Let us not let anyone divide us. "
We live in turbulent times and the need of the hour is prudence and patience at every turn. Let us together, make every effort we can to find solutions that work for everyone—our farmers are the backbone of India. Let us not let anyone divide us. #IndiaTogether
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) February 3, 2021
The Ministry of External Affairs, in its statement, wrote, "Parliament of India, after a full debate and discussion, passed reformist legislation relating to the agricultural sector. These reforms give expanded market access and provided greater flexibility to farmers. They also pave the way for economically and ecologically sustainable farming."
The statement further read, "A very small section of farmers in parts of India have some reservations about these reforms. Respecting the sentiments of the protesters, the Government of India has initiated a series of talks with their representatives. Union ministers have been part of the negotiations, and eleven rounds of talks have already been held."
— Anurag Srivastava (@MEAIndia) February 3, 2021
Last night, international pop sensation, Rihanna, tweeted in favour of the farmers' protest. After her, teen climate activist Greta Thunberg also extended support along with other international celebrities and activists. In the statement, MEA added, "Some of these vested groups have also tried to mobilise international support against India."
The elaborate statement also stated, "Before rushing to comment on such matters, we would urge that the facts be ascertained , a proper understanding of the issues at hand be undertaken. The temptation of sensationalist social media hashtags and comments, especially when resorted to by celebrities and others, is neither accurate nor responsible."