| Amritsar |September 18, 2020 9:08:24 pm
One other profile made sequence of posts in a bunch which included a ‘Jatt’ depicted by an animal face with turban on its head. (Specific file photograph)
PUNJAB AND Haryana farmers protesting towards the farm Payments tabled by the central authorities are going through the warmth on social media. A Twitter account lately unleashed a sequence of tweets towards the farmers’ protest deliberate in Kurukshetra to oppose the ordinances on September 10. The account even refers to farmers as ‘rapists’ and ‘terrorists’, and has additionally been posting towards the Jatt and Dalit communities.
“Farmers are committing suicide to stay within the headlines. They’re making an attempt to blackmail you by committing suicide,” reads a tweet addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
From the prime minister to Haryana chief minister, a number of high political leaders are tagged in such tweets. Related posts will be additionally discovered on Fb. For instance, a bunch referred to as ‘Hik Thok Hindu’ with 26,000 members is recurrently posting content material opposing the farmers’ agitation towards the ordinances, and calling it a ‘Jatt agitation’.
One other profile made sequence of posts in a bunch which included a ‘Jatt’ depicted by an animal face with turban on its head.
One other group, ‘Justice for Punjabi Hindus’, with 5,000 members had a publish which stated, “If Jatt neighborhood can’t perceive that new agriculture ordinance isn’t any change however a profit then how will you anticipate from these sheep about creating Punjab.”
A publish on Fb web page Drishtikon claims: “Kheti payments are enacted in complete nation. However it has being opposed solely in Punjab and different states are calling it farming reforms. Why?” It additionally accuse farmers of not permitting the organising of particular financial zones after which “crying” about the issue of drug dependancy amongst youth.
There are lots of profiles which make claims of their feedback about their alleged farming background to help the invoice and troll those that are opposing it. A reply to the PM on his tweet supporting the brand new Payments calls protesting farmers “brokers of political events”.
Farmer chief Manoj Duhan from Haryana has filed a criticism towards one such profile. “We got here to know that the profile was being operated from Mathura and made a police criticism there. We predict police motion quickly towards whoever this particular person is. There’s a design in such hate messages. These are well-organised,” stated Duhan.
“It’s a fantasy that solely the Jatt neighborhood is into farming. There isn’t a caste in India which has no farmer. How come these individuals don’t know this reality?. Farmers are the spine of the economic system. Farmers produce the meals in order that no person dies of starvation. It’s the first time that the farmers’ battle has been seen from the caste lens on social media to unfold hate,” stated Sawarn Singh, Kisan Sangarsh Committee chief.
He additional stated, “We’re shocked at such posts. On one aspect, police is maintaining a tally of social media and on the opposite, this hate towards farmers goes unchecked. Is there a hidden design to divert the main target from the calls for of farmers Authorities should take strict motion towards such social media profiles, who unfold such hate. Farmers by no means come to oppose agitation of different teams and communities. In truth we regularly lengthen our help to agitations towards authorities. So why anyone ought to have issues with farmers?”
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