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Home Minister Amit Shah says no propaganda can deter India's unity

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said no propaganda can deter India's unity or stop the country from attaining new heights

Amit Shah | Home Ministry | farmer protests

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Kolkata: Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses a press meet, in Kolkata, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. (PTI Photo/Ashok Bhaumik)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah

Union Home Minister on Wednesday said no propaganda can deter India's unity or stop the country from attaining new heights, afterAmerican singer Rihanna and other celebrities and activists commented on the ongoing

Rihanna, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, American actress Amanda Cerni, US Vice President Kamala Harris' niece Meena Harris and several other prominent peopletook to Twitter to lend their voices to the months-long farmers' protests against three newly enacted agri laws.

"No propaganda can deter India's unity! No propaganda can stop India to attain new heights! Propaganda can not decide India's fate only 'Progress' can. India stands united and together to achieve progress," Shah tweeted.

The home minister's tweet was posted with hashtags - #IndiaAgainstPropaganda and #IndiaTogether - that were used in the statement by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and in the tweets by top Union Ministers who spoke in similar vein.

The MEA has slammed the remarks made by Rihanna and other celebrities and activists on farmer protests, saying the facts on the issue must be ascertained before rushing to comment on it.

It also said that the "temptation" of sensationalist social media hashtags and views is "neither accurate nor responsible".

The tweets by the foreign celebrities created a splash on social and other media, and the related hashtags were among the top trends on Twitter.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Wed, February 03 2021. 21:27 IST