A 22-year-old environmental activist has been arrested for allegedly sharing
a toolkit on farmers’ protest with Greta Thunberg.Disha Ravi was arrested by Delhi Police on Saturday from her Bengaluru residence on charges of sedition and criminal conspiracy .During the hearing at the Patiala House Court Ravi broke down and told the court that she was not part of any conspiracy or group. She has been remanded in police custody for five days. Opposition leaders have slammed the arrest of the 22-year-old activist
Who is Disha Ravi?
Ravi is a graduate of Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru. She is one of the founding members of Indian chapter of Fridays For Future, a climate campaign inspired by Greta Thunberg’s protests
Fridays For Future had been pushing for the withdrawal of the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification 2020 draft.It has also run social media campaign for protection of the Aarey forest in Mumbai
What is the case about?
Police claim that the sequence of events in the farmers’ protest and the Republic Day violence is a “copycat” of the alleged action plan in the toolkit.On February 3, Greta Thunberg had tweeted a version of the toolkit and later deleted it.According to police, Ravi had allegedly shared the toolkit document with Greta