‘Modi’s Rs 10 lakh suit, Maybach glasses and imported mushrooms are okay, but farmers can’t eat pizza?!’
After photos of protesting farmers partaking of pizza and availing foot massages came under criticism by some social media users, there was a backlash by others who called out their hypocrisy
Thousands of farmers from Haryana, Punjab, and other states continue to agitate at Delhi’s border points, voicing their concerns against the new farm laws, which they fear will dismantle the minimum support price system.
To help them in their ongoing protests while they brave the cold weather, farmers have received unprecedented aid from several organisations across the country to ensure they are well-fed, while also making sure they have beds and that their basic necessities are met.
A huge roti making machine has been installed at the protest site which can churn out about 1500 to 2000 rotis in an hour.
International NGO Khalsa Aid has set up a foot massage centre at the borders in order to ensure that the farmers, many of them elderly, stay healthy and fit. Around 25 machines have been set up inside a tent and the farmers were invited for a ten-minute session each.
Apart from the tea and snacks being distributed at the borders, activists of Bhartiya Kisan Union from Barmi and Boparai Kalan villages recently set up "pizza langars" in a bid to boost the morale of protestors, as per a report carried by The Tribune.
The photos and videos of farmers receiving help and support from several sections of the society have since gone viral on social media with many praising the selfless efforts and noble acts being documented at the protests' sites.
However, some posts on Twitter passed uncharitable comments against the protesting farmers getting such ‘facilities’, which in turn drew sharp responses from several Twitter users. Some of these were compiled by us: