Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as we speak expressed his opposition to the arrest of 21-year-old eco-activist Disha Ravi saying the transfer by the Delhi police was an “unprecedented assault on democracy”. The Bengaluru resident was taken into custody on Saturday for her function within the “Toolkit” case. It was filed in opposition to individuals who had created the net doc in help of protesting Indian farmers and noticed the involvement of Swedish nationwide and environmentalist Greta Thunberg. She is the primary individual to be arrested within the case and has been charged with sedition and conspiracy.
Arrest of 21 yr outdated Disha Ravi is an unprecedented assault on Democracy. Supporting our farmers shouldn’t be a criminal offense.
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 15, 2021
The police, which had earlier stated that the “Toolkit” was a Khalistani conspiracy, has accused Ms Ravi of being a key conspirator within the doc’s formulation and dissemination and alleged that she is attempting to revive a Sikh separatist group.
“I didn’t make Toolkit. We wished to help the farmers. I edited two strains on February 3,” Ms Ravi informed a Delhi court docket the place she was produced yesterday.
Mr Kejriwal’s authorities and his Aam Admi Occasion, like many different political outfits such because the Congress, Akali Dal, SP and BSP have voiced their help for the continued farmer protest in opposition to three new central legal guidelines.
The Congress, too, has known as Ms Ravi’s arrest “atrocious”.
बोल कि लब आज़ाद हैं तेरे
बोल कि सच ज़िंदा है अब तक!
वो डरे हैं, देश नहीं!
India will not be silenced. pic.twitter.com/jOXWdXLUzY
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) February 15, 2021
The 21-year-old is a graduate of Mount Carmel School, one in every of Bengaluru’s prime ladies’s schools. The Delhi police, which arrested Ms Ravi on Saturday night, claimed she was influenced by terrorists like Gurpatwant Singh Pannu and Khalistani teams like Poetic Justice. 1000’s of others are concerned within the conspiracy and additional investigation into the matter is in progress, it stated.
Ms Ravi had no authorized counsel when she was produced in court docket yesterday and despatched to 5 days in police custody.
On February 3, Greta Thunberg had tweeted the “toolkit” to point out help for the farmers’ protest in opposition to the Centre’s farm legal guidelines that has been in progress on the borders of Delhi since November 26. She later deleted the tweet, posting an up to date one.
The Delhi police at the moment are searching for two extra activists within the case: Nikita Jacob and Shantanu. Each face costs that aren’t bailable.