Who is Disha Ravi; all you need to know about activist arrested by Delhi Police   

The activist was arrested from Bengaluru on Saturday for allegedly sharing the “toolkit” related to the farmer’s protest against the Centre’s three farm laws

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The arrest of a 21-year-old climate activist for her alleged connection with her involvement in Greta Thunberg toolkit case has sparked nationwide outrage. Disha Ravi was picked up from her house for questioning and later arrested by the Cyber Cell team of Delhi Police from Bengaluru on February 14. The activist was arrested from Bengaluru on Saturday for allegedly sharing the "toolkit" related to the farmer's protest against the Centre's three farm laws. 'Toolkit' is a term activists use for a campaign information document.

According to the media reports, Greta Thunberg had shared the "toolkit" - a Google document - earlier this month to lend her support to the farmers' agitation against the three farm reform laws. In the document, various urgent actions, including creating a Twitter storm and protesting outside Indian embassies, were listed which were needed to be taken to support the farmers' protest.

The police also said that Ravi and others “collaborated with pro-Khalistani Poetic Justice Foundation to spread disaffection against the Indian State.”

But who is Disha Ravi?

  • Disha Ravi is a graduate in Bachelor of Business Administration from a private college in Bengaluru.
  • On her social media handles, she has described herself as co-founder of a group named ‘Fridays For Future India’.
  • The ‘Fridays For Future India’ is a movement that started in August 2018 when teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg went on a strike demanding action on climate change.
  • Disha Ravi also works with a company involved with making plant-based food that is affordable and accessible in India.

Meanwhile, Disha Ravi was produced before a Delhi court here on Sunday and remanded to police custody for five days.

The police told the court that her custody was required to probe an alleged larger conspiracy against the Government of India and to ascertain her alleged role relating to the Khalistan movement.

During the hearing, Ravi broke down inside the courtroom and told the judge that she had edited only two lines and that she wanted to support the farmers' protest.

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