BENGALURU, INDIA, GESAHKITA COM– The Delhi Police cyber cell has arrested a 21-year-old climate activist Disha Ravi from Bengaluru on Saturday after her alleged role in “spreading a toolkit” related to the farmers’ protests came to light.
As reported Delhi Police cyber cell says that ‘she made several changes in the toolkit related to farmers protest and further spread it in certain groups on social media’
A senior police officer said that while trailing the toolkit related to the farmers’ protest, they tracked Ms. Ravi in Bengaluru.
A police team was sent there for further investigation and she was picked up from her home. Police has also seized her laptop and mobile phone for further investigation.
She was brought to Delhi where she was formally arrested and will be produced before a magistrate.
“We have found that she made several changes in the toolkit related to farmers protest and further spread it in certain groups on social media,” added the officer.
Recently, Delhi police had registered an FIR under Section 124A (sedition), 153 (want only giving provocation with intent to cause riot), 153A (promoting enmity between different groups) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) against the people who created and spread toolkit.
A report from Bengaluru quoted sources close to Ms. Ravi, the arrested activist from ‘Fridays For Future’, as saying that her family and counsel were groping in the dark.
“She was picked up for questioning. The family was also told she was being taken for questioning. But she has been taken to Delhi and shown arrest. Even the FIR copy is not available in the public domain and not made available to the family and counsel. We don’t know what are the charges against her,” said an activist who knew Ms. Ravi. Her family and her counsel have refused to speak to the media.
A 21-year-old climate activist Disha Ravi from Bengaluru was arrested by the Delhi police cyber cell on Saturday. Ravi was arrested in connection with the toolkit which was shared by the Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg in support of ongoing farmers’ protest.
Who Is Disha Ravi ?
Disha Ravi is one of the founders of Friday for Future India, an international movement of school students who do not attend classes on Fridays and instead conduct demonstrations urging politicians to act against climate change. the movement gained momentum when Thunberg protested outside the Swedish Parliament.
According to the reports, during the investigation, Ravi has revealed that she edited the toolkit linked to farmers’ protests and shared it on social media.
The Delhi Police on February 4 filed a case against the creators of the toolkit, which was shared by Thunberg and drew global attention to the farmers’ protest.
The Delhi Police said the toolkit that was found on a social media platforms pointed out at the conspiracy behind the violence erupted on January 26 in Delhi during the tractor rally.
Delhi Police Special Commissioner Praveer Ranjan said police have registered a case for spreading disaffection against the government of India. He said charges of sedition have been filed against those who were involved in criminal conspiracy to give shape to such a plan.
The police said they sought details about the email ids, domain URLs and certain social media accounts mentioned in the “toolkit”. According to the reports, the Central Government asked Twitter to remove 1,178 accounts, for spreading misinformation and provocative content on farmers’ agitation.
On February 3, Greta Thunberg had tweeted the “toolkit” to show support for the ongoing farmers’ protest against the Centre’s farm laws at the borders of Delhi.
Later, Thunberg deleted the post. Next day, she posted a fresh “toolkit” with the message where she said here’s an updated toolkit by people on the ground in India if people want to help.(Multy Sources)