Less than a month into the Biden/Harris regime and the relationship with America’s key ally in Southern Asia could be in serious trouble. Earlier this month the Biden clan were very specifically and publicly excluded from all things related to government policy. It seems though that the Harris family didn’t get the memo. Kamala Harris’ niece, far-left activist Meena Harris already has a past of creating ethical problems for Kamala by selling merchandise bearing her Aunt’s name.
The latest headache caused by Meena has escalated to an international incident with India and it all started with a few posts to social media by her and other “celebrity activists” regarding the #FarmersProtest and alleged torture and assault of protestor Nodeep Kaur by police. DailyWire reports,
“Her series of posts have helped provoke a backlash from the Indian government and some of its supporters, adding an unexpected wrinkle to India-U.S. relations just as Biden is seeking to engage with the country’s leaders.”
Weird to see a photo of yourself burned by an extremist mob but imagine what they would do if we lived in India. I'll tell you—23 yo labor rights activist Nodeep Kaur was arrested, tortured & sexually assaulted in police custody. She's been detained without bail for over 20 days. pic.twitter.com/Ypt2h1hWJz
— Meena Harris (@meenaharris) February 5, 2021
How Did Harris Anger the Indian Gov’t? It Wasn’t Just Her.
According to Politico, Meena Harris “has waded into India’s internal politics surrounding protests sparked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent agricultural reforms,” Harris responded to criticism of her incendiary posts by writing on Twitter, “I won’t be intimidated, and I won’t be silenced”.
“Meena has seemingly been everywhere in the English-language Indian press in recent days — Times of India, ABP, Hindustan Times, National Herald India, The News Minute, and many more are covering her support for Kaur and the farmers protesting the current government, in a confrontation over agricultural reforms that has been escalating for months. Dozens of protesters have died amid the unrest.”
Many prominent Indians are taking issue with what they view as international interference in their domestic affairs from activists like Harris, Mia Khalifa, Greta Thunberg and Rihanna. The situation has escalated with The Print reporting that “Delhi Police has filed a case of sedition against unknown persons in connection with toolkit tweeted by Greta Thunberg to mobilise protesters in support of agitating farmers.”
Greta Thunberg effigies burned in Delhi after tweets on farmers' protestshttps://t.co/kGA9IPvvB7
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) February 7, 2021
India’s Ministry of External Affairs made a pointed statement via Twitter in response to international activists including Harris trying to “enforce their agenda” on Indian affairs.
“it is unfortunate to see vested interest groups trying to enforce their agenda on these (farmers’) protests, and derail them”.
“Some of these vested interest groups have also tried to mobilise international support against India,” it added. “Before rushing to comment on such matters, we would urge that the facts be ascertained, and a proper understanding of the issues at hand be undertaken. The temptation of sensationalist social media hashtags and comments, especially when resorted to by celebrities and others, is neither accurate nor responsible.”
The official position of the State Department is that her postings are immaterial to U.S. policy.
“When it comes to the tweets you referenced, these are private citizens expressing their points of view,” an official told Transition Playbook. “We’ll decline to comment.” The White House did not respond to the media’s questions regarding Meena Harris after Biden spoke with Prime Minister Narendra Modi by phone Monday.