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Activist Disha Ravi Arrested Over Thunberg’s ‘Toolkit’ on Farmers’ Protest

Devanshi Doshi

One of the founders of 'Fridays for Future' Disha Ravi was arrested by the Delhi Police on Sunday in connection with Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg's 'toolkit' tweet on the ongoing farmers’ protests in India. 

A Delhi Police official, who did not wish to be identified, confirmed to Scroll.in that Disha Ravi had been arrested for her alleged role in spreading the “toolkit”. He, however, did not give more details about the arrest. It has been alleged that she edited the toolkit and sent it ahead. The 21-year-old is a student at Mount Carmel college, one of city's top women's colleges. The Delhi Police earlier said the creator of the "toolkit", an organization calling itself the Poetic Justice Foundation, is a Khalistani group.

 The Delhi Police had filed a case on February 4 regarding toolkit tweeted by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg following the mayhem on Republic Day.  

"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. 

Greta Thunberg had tweeted the "toolkit" to show support for the farmers' protest against the Centre's farm laws that has been in progress at the borders of Delhi since November 26. But this was focused on the Republic Day protests. 

After a short while, she deleted the post. The next day, she posted a fresh "toolkit" with the message: "Here's an updated toolkit by people on the ground in India if you want to help. (They removed their previous document as it was outdated)." The new document called for protests on February 13 and 14.

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