Poetic Justice Foundation, an organization based in Canada, has played a ‘vital role’ in starting a global campaign by celebrities against the new farm laws in India, according to news portal The Print.
The Print says that they were told by sources from the security establishment that the campaign had the backing of ‘political leaders and activists based out of Canada.’
The report also said that sources believe Skyrocket, a PR firm where Khalistani Mo Dhaliwal is a director, paid $2.5 million to pop star Rihanna to tweet in favour of the farmer protests. In Indian currency, that is well over Rs18 crore.
Meanwhile, in an interview to Republic TV, actor Kangana Ranaut said Rihanna, the Barbadian singer, worth a reported $600 million ( ₹4,300 crore, according to Forbes), must have charged ‘at least ₹100 crore’ for her tweet.
On the other hand, sources also believe that the toolkit shared by climate activist Greta Thunberg was “fed to her” as part of a “larger conspiracy to create disharmony” in India. Individuals such as Mo Dhaliwal, Marina Patterson, who worked as a relationship manager in PR firms, Anita Lal, director of World Sikh Organisation in Canada, and Canadian MP Jagmeet Singh are believed to be part of this campaign.
Anita Lal is also a co-founder of the Poetic Justice Foundation, an organisation that features prominently in the toolkit shared by Greta Thunberg.
Kangana Ranaut ,who has been vocal in her disapproval of the agitation, in a new interview attacked singer Rihanna and activist Greta Thunberg, who recently made comments about the situation.
Last Tuesday, Rihanna shared the news article and asked, “Why aren’t we talking about this?!” Kangana subsequently launched repeated Twitter attacks against her, commenting on her career, her appearance, and her qualifications to speak on the subject. “She is a singer much like Sunidhi Chauhan or Neha Kakkar,” Kangana wrote in a tweet. “She can shake her bum cheeks and expose her a** crack right in to the camera lens while singing. Ya that’s all. Nothing else.”
In the Republic interview, she said that this was ‘a conspiracy to brutally divide India into pieces’. She asked why Rihanna, who ‘hasn’t spoken yet about the pandemic, hasn’t spoken about the US Capitol Hill riot, one day wakes up and tweets about farmers. She must have charged 100 crore at least, where are they getting this money from?”