Who is Disha Ravi and what is a toolkit: Know about activist arrested by Delhi Police
The Delhi police have alleged that Disha Ravi was the one who shared the 'toolkit' document with Greta Thunberg
Delhi: The 22-year-old climate activist Disha Ravi was recently arrested by the Cyber Cell team of Delhi Police from Bengaluru for allegedly sharing with Greta Thunberg the ‘toolkit’ related to the farmer’s protest
Graduating from Mount Carmel College in Bengaluru, she has been regularly writing columns and articles in leading news portals on climate action and is a familiar name in important climate forums frequented by youth activists across the globe.
Disha describes herself as co-founder of Fridays For Future, India.
Disha's role came under the lens of the Delhi Police after Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg tweeted a toolkit document which the police say had led to the January 26 violence in New Delhi. Though the Delhi Police did not name Thunberg in the FIR, it went ahead to register the case against the authors of the toolkit. The police later described Disha Ravi as key conspirator in the document's formulation and dissemination and said that she started a WhatsApp group and collaborated to draft the document.
"In this process, they all collaborated with pro-Khalistani Poetic Justice Foundation to spread disaffection against the Indian state. She was the one who shared the Toolkit doc with Greta Thunberg," said a senior police officer.
The Delhi Police had registered an FIR on February 4 and has imposed Sections 124-A, 120-A and 153-A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the "creators" of the 'toolkit', which was shared by Thunberg. Disha has been sent to police remand for five days.
WHAT IS TOOLKIT
The "toolkit" is a term activists use for a campaign information document. However, the Delhi Police also said that she asked Greta to remove the main document after its incriminating details accidentally leaked into the public domain. This is many times more than the two lines editing that she claims, they said.
(With inputs from IANS)