Following support for the farmers' protests from international figures including pop- star Rihanna, Susan Sarando, climate activist Greta Thunberg and others, Trevor Noah of The Daily Show dedicated a segment of his 'If you don't know, now you know' series to the farmers' protests in the capital. Explaining the reason for the choice of topic from India, he said, "In the year of protests, they are in the midst of the biggest one anywhere."
In the episode released yesterday, Noah condensed a quick and quirky explanation of the Indian farming scenario, the controversial farm laws, the violence that ensued on Republic Day, and farmers' resolve to carry on with the protests. "If last year has taught us anything its that we cannot take farmers for granted," he added
Following the outpour of support from international figures, the Ministry of External Affairs issued a statement calling to "ascertain facts" before comment that Trevor attempted at in the eight-minute-long video.