22-year-old Disha Ravi, arrested over Toolkit, faces conspiracy charge

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A 22-year-old student and climate activist from Bengaluru, Disha Ravi, has been arrested by the Delhi Police in the case involving "Toolkit" tweeted earlier this month by Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg. File Photo.

A 22-year-old student and climate activist from Bengaluru, Disha Ravi, has been arrested by the Delhi Police in the case involving “Toolkit” tweeted earlier this month by Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg to show support for protesting farmers.

The police — which earlier said “Toolkit” was a Khalistani conspiracy to wage war against India — have accused her of being a key conspirator in the document’s formulation and dissemination and alleged that she is trying to revive a Khalistani group.

“I did not make Toolkit. We wanted to support the farmers. I edited two lines on February 3,” Disha Ravi told the Delhi court where she was produced earlier today.

The court has sent her to police custody for five days for further questioning.

Disha Ravi is one of the founders of the “Friday for Future” campaign. It has been alleged that she edited the toolkit and sent it ahead.

The 22-year-old is a student at Mount Carmel College, one of city’s top women’s colleges.

‘War against India’: Police

Meanwhile, the Delhi Police earlier said the creator of the “toolkit”, an organization calling itself the Poetic Justice Foundation, is a Khalistani group. 

On February 4, the Delhi Police filed a case regarding toolkit tweeted by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. Coming after the chaos and violence during the farmers’ tractor rally on Republic Day, her tweet had helped draw global attention to the protest.

The Delhi Police claimed the toolkit was found on a social media handle ahead of the violence and indicates a conspiracy behind the events of January 26.

“If you go by the unfolding of events of January 26, it reveals a copycat execution of the action plan,” the Delhi Police had said.

“The call was to wage economic, social, cultural and regional war against India,” Delhi Police Special Commissioner Praveer Ranjan had said.

“We have registered a case for spreading disaffection against the government of India – it’s regarding sedition – and disharmony between groups on religious, social and cultural grounds, and criminal conspiracy to give shape to such a plan,” the officer had added.

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