US pop singer Rihanna has been dominating information in South Asia after talking up about India’s farmers protests which have escalated over the previous couple of months.
Nevertheless, Rihanna has grow to be the centre of curiosity in Pakistan as properly, with Peshawar Zalmi followers curious and excited on the similar time a few sudden prospect of getting the pop queen sing the franchise’s anthem forward of the Pakistan Tremendous League’s (PSL) upcoming sixth season.
Rumours, pleasure, and ideas poured in proper after Pakistani businessperson and Peshawar Zalmi proprietor, Javed Afridi, dropped a mysterious publish on Twitter simply days earlier than the PSL 2021 is about to begin — February 20.
“RIHANNA FOR ZALMI ANTHEM,” Afridi wrote on Twitter, including a giant crimson query mark.
The Fenty Magnificence founder spoke up Tuesday concerning the farmer protests in India, sharing an article concerning the motion. “Why aren’t we talking about this,” she wrote on Twitter, utilizing the #FarmersProtest hashtag.
Rihanna’s tweet despatched Bollywood celebrities — together with the vituperative Kangana Ranaut — scrambling to in some way one-up the pop icon for talking towards Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s agricultural reforms.
What are India’s #FarmersProtests about?
Whereas there was no indication as to what brought on Rihanna — whose songs have finished properly in India — to instantly communicate up concerning the grievances of the tens of 1000’s of farmers who’ve blocked roads main into New Delhi for greater than two months, sheltering in tractors from the chilly.
Final week, Indian police shut down the web, dug ditches, drove nails into roads, and topped barricades with razor wire to stop farmers from coming into New Delhi after a tractor rally by farmers within the capital turned violent.
Led by Sikh farmers from the wheat and rice-growing state of Punjab in India’s north, the motion has gained numerous traction now contemplating that huge names, together with local weather activist Greta Thunberg and Lebanese-born social media persona Mia Khalifa, raised their voices in solidarity.