Indian government slams celebrity comments on farmers' protests

India’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday condemned social media comments by international celebrities on ongoing farmers’ protests, saying that “vested interest groups” were trying to mobilize support against the government. “Before rushing to comment on such matters, we would urge that the facts be ascertained, and a proper understanding of the issues at hand be undertaken,” the ministry said. “The temptation of sensationalist social media hashtags and comments, especially when resorted to by celebrities and others, is neither accurate nor responsible.” Pop star Rihanna, environment activist Gre…

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