Odisha’s Pragyan Ojha reacts to Rihanna’s tweet on farmers’ protest

Bhubaneswar: Former international cricketer and Odisha-born Pragyan Ojha while reacting to international pop sensation Rihanna’s tweet over farmers’ protest said there is no need for an outsider to poke nose in the internal matters of the country.

“My country is proud of our farmers and knows how important they are, I trust it will be addressed soon. We don’t need an outsider poking her nose in our internal matters!,” wrote Ojha in a reply to Rihanna’s tweet.

On Tuesday, Rihanna tweeted an article from CNN headlined, “India cuts internet around New Delhi as protesting farmers clash with police” and wrote on her timeline, “why aren’t we talking about this?! #FarmersProtest.”

Earlier, former England left-arm spinner Monty Panesar also invited the pop star to talk on the ongoing farmers’ agitation in India.

Nearly a week after the national capital witnessed a massive tractor rally and subsequent clashes on Republic Day, multiple barricades and barbed fences have been put up on the outskirts, which the demonstrators have defined as “extreme measures”.

Farmers have been protesting on the different borders of the national capital since November 26 last year against the three newly enacted contentious farm laws.

The laws, however, have been put on hold by the Supreme Court.

(with IANS inputs)

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