Activist Disha Ravi arrested over toolkit, likely to face conspiracy charge

Climate activist from Bengaluru, Disha Ravi, was the first person to be 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.

Delhi Police, who earlier said that the “Toolkit” was a Khalistani conspiracy, has 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.

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

She wasn’t accompanied by any lawyer and spoke in the court for herself. The court has sent her to police custody for five days for further questioning. Several opposition parties and activists have condemned the arrest.

Delhi Police also tweeted: “Disha Ravi is an Editor of the Toolkit Google Doc & key conspirator in document’s formulation & dissemination.”

“She started a WhatsApp Group and collaborated to make the Toolkit doc. In this process, they all collaborated with pro Khalistani Poetic Justice Foundation to spread disaffection against the Indian State,” the tweet added.

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