Climate Activist Disha Ravi was arrested for allegedly sharing a toolkit with Greta Thunberg. Source- Scroll.in
In early February, the 18-YO Swedish Climate Activist, Greta Thunberg tweeted a ‘toolkit’ that mentioned the plan of action of the protests against the Farm Laws. The Indian Government, however, had an absurd reaction to it.
On Saturday, a 22-YO climate activist, Disha Ravi, who is the founder of the Indian Wing of Fridays For Future, was arrested from her home in Bengaluru. The Delhi Police arrested Disha Ravi for allegedly sharing the toolkit with Swedish Activist, Greta Thunberg. The Police also mentioned that Ravi and her group were involved in the creation of this toolkit and that they are backed by Pro-Khalistani powers. Ravi was labeled as a ‘key conspirator’ by the Delhi Police.
Delhi Police tweeted, “ In this process, they all collaborated with Pro-Khalistani Poetic Justice Foundation to spread disaffection against the Indian State. She was the one who shared the Toolkit Doc with Greta Thunberg.”
The arrest of Disha Ravi was condemned by numerous leaders, politicians, poets, and authors around the globe. Twitter erupted with the hashtag- #ReleaseDishaRavi’.
Canadian Poet Rupi Kaur tweeted, “ Disha’s arrest is alarming and the world needs to pay attention.” She also mentioned that this is just a measure to ‘suppress dissenting voices’.
Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram tweeted, “ The Indian State must be standing on very shaking foundations if Disha Ravi, a 22-YO student of Mount Carmel College, and a climate activist have become a threat to the nation.”
Supreme Court Lawyer Karuna Nundy mentioned in her tweet that the allegations of criminality are ludicrous’. The Samyukta Kisan Morcha also condemned the young activist’s arrest.
Disha Ravi was produced in court without any legal representation. She told the court, “ I did not make the toolkit. I edited two lines on February 3.”
Prasar Bharati News tweeted yesterday saying, “ The Delhi court has remanded her to a 5-day Delhi Police Special Cell Custody for her alleged role in spreading the toolkit related to the farmers.”
Disha Ravi’s legal team also stated that they were completely unaware of where she was going to be produced in and Ravi had to argue her own case in front of the Delhi Court.