Greta Thunberg 'toolkit' case: 21-year-old climate activist 'picked up' from Bengaluru

Greta Thunberg toolkitcase

Greta Thunberg 'toolkit' case: 21-year-old climate activist 'picked up' from Bengaluru
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21-year-old climate activist has been "picked up" from Bengaluru in Karnataka for questioning in Greta Thunberg "toolkit" case on Sunday. The student-cum-activist, identified as Disha Ravi, was picked up from her house in Soladevanahalli area of Bengaluru in connection with the case regarding 'toolkit', shared by Greta Thunberg in connection with the farmers' protest. Disha Ravi is accused of disseminating the toolkit.

Disha Ravi is one of the founders of the "Friday for Future" campaign -- a global climate strike movement that started in August 2018 when Greta Thunberg began a school strike for climate. During the investigation, according to the officers of the special cell, Disha Ravi revealed she edited the toolkit associated with the farmers, and then pushed it ahead.

Delhi Police had on February 4 registered a case against the "pro-Khalistan" creators of a "toolkit", which was shared by teen climate activist Greta Thunberg and others on Twitter in connection with the farmers' protest, alleging it aimed to wage a "social, cultural and economic war against the Government of India". Delhi Police had also claimed that the creator of the "toolkit" is a Khalistani group.

Greta Thunberg had shared the toolkit while extending her support to the farmers' protest in India after the chaos and widespread violence on Republic Day during the farmers' tractor rally. However, Greta deleted the tweet later but by then, it had managed to draw massive international support.

Sources have told India Today that several many others will be arrested in the Greta Thunberg "toolkit" case. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Cyber Cell) Anyesh Roy had earlier said that considering the unfolding of events in the past few days, including the violence on January 26, the document in question has revealed "copycat execution" of the action plan mentioned in the ''toolkit'' which was also aimed at waging "a social, cultural and economic war against the Government of India."

Special Commissioner of Police Praveer Ranjan had said the January 26 violence seemed to be linked to the toolkit as the document uploaded on social media "has proper action plan about a digital strike on or before January 26 and tweetstorms on January 23" and indicated a conspiracy.

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has extended her support to the farmers protesting on the borders of New Delhi against the three farm laws saying that she stands in solidarity with the farmers.

"We stand in solidarity with the #FarmersProtest in India," Thunberg wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.

The teen activist's post on the micro-blogging site came after Rihanna shared a news article highlighting the Centre's crackdown on the farmers by cutting off internet services in many regions.