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Who is Disha Ravi, the 21 year old arrested in toolkit case?

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Who is Disha Ravi? How is she linked with Greta Thunberg?

  • Disha is a 22-year graduate from Mount Carmel College in Bengaluru.

  • She is part of a climate activist group called Fridays for Future, which was started by Greta Thunberg in 2018.

  • She started the India wing of Fridays For Future in 2019 and heads the organisation in the country.

Why has she been booked?

  • Ravi has been booked for sedition, promoting enmity and criminal conspiracy over her alleged involvement in the 'toolkit' being investigated by the Delhi Police. A court on Sunday remanded the activist to five days in police custody.

  • The climate activist was arrested from Bengaluru on Saturday for allegedly sharing with Greta Thunberg the "toolkit" related to the farmer's protest against the Centre's three farm laws.

  • The Delhi Police said that Disha Ravi was an editor of the "toolkit Google doc" and "key conspirator" in the document's formulation and dissemination. Police also alleged that Disha Ravi and others "collaborated with pro-Khalistani Poetic Justice Foundation to spread disaffection against the Indian State.”

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