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Pop icon Rihanna shone a global spotlight on the ongoing farmers protest on the borders of Delhi on Tuesday, using her influential Twitter platform to question the internet suspension that has been imposed at the protest sites around the capital and in several districts of Haryana.
“Why aren’t we talking about this?! #FarmersProtest,” she tweeted to her more than 100 million followers, linking to a CNN article headlined, ‘India cuts internet around New Delhi as protesting farmers clash with police.’ Three hours later, by midnight India time, her tweet had been liked more than two lakh times and retweeted almost one lakh times.
The Ministry of Home Affairs ordered the shutdown of internet services in the border areas of Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri from Saturday, while the Haryana government has cut off connectivity in seven districts at…