On February 3, the young environmentalist who is revered all over the world for her tenacious efforts and firm stand to conserve environment, who has 4.7million followers in Twitter handle had tweeted in support of the farmers protesting at the borders of Delhi:
This along with the tweets by other foreign celebrities in support of farmers had raked up a storm on social media.
In her tweet Greta tagged CNN article with stated Internet access remained blocked Monday in several districts of a state bordering India’s capital following violent weekend clashes between police and farmers protesting controversial agricultural reforms.
Online access would be suspended in at least 14 of 22 districts in Haryana state near New Delhi, until 5 p.m. Monday, according to the Department of Information and Public Relations of Haryana on Sunday.
That order was first imposed Tuesday in three Haryana districts for 24 hours, but has been extended every day since. CNN repoted
For tagging CNN article Greta Thunberg has been accused of “criminal conspiracy and promoting enmity” in a case filed by the Delhi Police on Thursday over her tweets on the farmers’ protests.
American based New agency CNN also Quoted Darshan Pal, a leader from Samyukta Kisan Morcha, condemned the internet shutdowns, calling the moves “undemocratic.”
“The government does not want the real facts to reach protesting farmers, nor their peaceful conduct to reach the world,” Pal said in a statement Sunday. “It wants to spread its false spin around farmers. It is also fearful of the coordinated work of the farmers’ unions across different protest sites and is trying to cut off communication means between them.” CNN reported
The charges against Great are those of conspiracy and “promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language… and acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony.”
Soon after the news of FIR broke out Greta Thunberg tweeted, “I still #StandWithFarmers and support their peaceful protest. No amount of hate, threats or violations of human rights will ever change that. #FarmersProtest.”