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Toolkit case: Greta Thunberg extends support to jailed activist Disha Ravi

“Freedom of speech and the right to peaceful protest and assembly are non-negotiable human rights. These must be a fundamental part of any democracy,” wrote Thunberg on Twitter.

Swedish local weather activist Greta Thunberg on Friday prolonged support to the local weather activist Disha Ravi who was despatched to jail on the request of Delhi police in reference to the toolkit case.

Retweeting Fridays for Future (FFF) India’s tweet, Thunberg wrote, “Freedom of speech and the right to peaceful protest and assembly are non-negotiable human rights. These must be a fundamental part of any democracy.” The tweet was posted with the hashtag ‘StandWithDishaRavi.’



Founded by Thunberg, Fridays for Future (FFF) India is similar organisation that Disha Ravi was volunteering for. She used to assist with the organisation’s occasion administration work in Bengaluru.

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In a protracted collection of tweets, FFI wrote “Disha has been an integral part of this movement. Not only has she been voicing out environment concerns in India but strived for the equality and representation of the country’s most affected and marginalized groups in the global climate movement’s narrative.” “As fellow volunteers we wouldn’t stand back to say that she is one of the finest amongst us all. If there is one thing her activism has taught us, it is to raise our voices peacefully and respectfully for those at stake, to ensure justice for everyone,” it additionally mentioned in one other tweet.

21-year-old Disha Ravi was arrested by the Delhi police on Saturday evening together with different activists Shantanu Muluk and Nikita Jacob. The police claimed {that a} toolkit doc in support of the farmers’ agitation towards the three contentious legal guidelines was created which aimed to unfold misinformation, incite unrest and was linked to clashes that occurred within the nationwide capital on Republic Day. The doc was first publicised by Thunberg on Twitter.

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A “toolkit” is a doc created to clarify any problem. It additionally supplies info on what one wants to do to deal with the difficulty. This may embody details about petitions, particulars about protests and mass actions.

Earlier, the Delhi Police had requested Google and a few social media giants to present details about e mail id, URLs and sure social media accounts associated to the creators of the toolkit.

(With company inputs)

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Activist Disha Ravi was despatched to five-day Delhi Police particular cell custody on Sunday(File Photo/AFP )

Reported by Richa BankaEdited by Karan Manral, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2021 06:57 PM IST

Disha Ravi was arrested on February 13 and despatched to police custody for 5 days. The police custody ended at present.

Activist Disha Ravi was sent to five-day Delhi Police special cell custody, in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI Photo )

Activist Disha Ravi was despatched to five-day Delhi Police particular cell custody, in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI Photo )

Toolkit case: The court docket, nonetheless, refused to take down the articles already printed and mentioned that the difficulty can be thought-about at a later stage.

People hold placards during a protest against the arrest of climate activist Disha Ravi, in Bengaluru on February 15, 2021. (Reuters File Photo )

People maintain placards throughout a protest towards the arrest of local weather activist Disha Ravi, in Bengaluru on February 15, 2021. (Reuters File Photo )

By Richa banka | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2021 12:45 PM IST

The court docket was listening to a petition filed by Ravi in search of to hold the Delhi Police from leaking “any investigation material” accessed by them as a part of the probe into the ‘toolkit’ case.

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