The Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) had on Sunday held ‘protests’ near the Brazilian embassy in Delhi over the burning of the Amazonian rainforest. The DYFI is a leftist organisation considered as the youth wing of CPI(M).
DYFI’s All India President PA Mohammad Riyas had shared the images of DYFI cadre ‘protesting’ in front of the Brazilian embassy in Delhi. The images showed a total of 12 DYFI members holding 3 paper placards and 3 communist flags.
However, the DYFI members apparently forgot that Sunday is a holiday and the Brazilian Embassy was closed.
The ‘protest’ invited some trolling on social media by users who questioned the relevance and purpose of communists protesting against something happening in the Brazilian rainforest while they were oblivious to environmental issues in Kerala.
— King in the North ? (@skywalker8901) August 26, 2019
Like they used to before the US Consulate in Kolkata during Vietnam war – and then Left Front renamed that street from Harrington Street to its present name Ho Chi Min Sarani ??
— GhoseSpot (@SandipGhose) August 26, 2019
I tried my best to locate some youth in this pic..Couldnt….Maybe they are the JNU-Standard youth.. ?https://t.co/xR2cMykxTf
— radha raju (@radharaju18) August 26, 2019
Also, the communists showing concern over the Amazon forests is ironic in itself because they had organised several protests against the Madhav Gadgil committee report on Kerala where it was suggested that the damage to the Western Ghats forests might mean environmental disasters for Kerala. The CPI(M) had actively campaigned to stop the implementation of the Madhav Gadgil committee’s report suggesting strict measures to conserve the Western Ghats.
Earlier, DYFI was also trolled on social media for ‘protesting’ against the abrogation of Article 370 in Kashmir in front of the Malappuram post office.