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New Delhi: Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has extended her support to the farmers' protest at Delhi borders against the controversial agricultural laws.
"We stand in solidarity with #farmersprotest in India", Ms Thunberg tweeted late on Tuesday night.
The teen activist's tweet came hours after international pop icon Rihanna shared a news article that highlighted the government's latest crackdown on the agitating farmers by cutting off internet services in many regions.
"Why aren't we talking about this?! #FarmersProtest," tweeted the 'Don't Stop The Music' singer. Within hours of her tweet, the singer gained another 1 lakh followers in the 100 million-plus Twitter fan-following.
The internet services in the Delhi border areas of Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri - epicentres of the farmers' months-long protest against the centre's agriculture laws - were suspended on Saturday and the shutdown has been extended twice to be in force till at least 5 pm Wednesday.
Lakhs of farmers across India have on protest since September demanding the centre repeal laws they say will leave them at the mercy of large corporate firms.