Climate activist Disha Ravi, who was “picked up” by the Delhi Police in connection with her role in Greta Thunberg’s “toolkit” case, has been sent to Delhi Police Special Cell Detention for five days. Disha Ravi was arrested in Bengaluru on Sunday morning for investigating the “toolkit” case of Greta Thunberg.
On the Republic Day, Climate activist Greta Thunberg had shared the toolkit extending her support to the farmers’ protest in India. This was not well received by India. After the chaos and widespread violence on Republic Day during the farmers’ tractor rally, Centre ordered for a probe into the matter.
In connection with this, Disha Ravi, who is a student was apprehended by the police from her residence in Bengaluru in the ‘toolkit’ case, after her involvement in the post which Greta Thunberg had supported. Disha Ravi is accused of distributing the toolkit.
Later, Disha Ravi was taken to Patiala court. The Delhi Police had initially applied for a seven-day warrant when alleging a “conspiracy” against the Indian Government. It also reported that thousands of people were involved in the investigation.
The Delhi Police also said that Disha Ravi had modified the toolkit on February 3. At the Patiala House court hearing in Delhi, Disha Ravi said she had edited just two lines. Disha Ravi said, “I did it to support the farmers. I was influenced by the farmers’ movement.”
Disha Ravi was arrested by the Delhi Police Cyber Cell Unit in Bengaluru on Saturday. She was “picked up” from her house in the Soladevanahalli area of Bengaluru in connection with the ‘toolkit’ event, posted by Greta Thunberg in connection with the farmers’ protest. Disha Ravi is accused of editing and sharing the toolkit.
Disha Ravi is one of the organisers of the “Friday for Future” campaign—a worldwide climate strike initiative that started in August 2018 when Greta Thunberg began a school climate strike.
Earlier, the Delhi Police asked Google and other social media giants to provide details on email id, URLs and some social media pages linked to the makers of the “toolkit” posted by teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg and others on Twitter in connection with the farmers’ protest.