Greta Thunberg reacts to Disha Ravi’s arrest in ‘toolkit’ case, backs ‘human rights’

Greta Thunberg (R) Disha Ravi (L)
Image Credits: Greta Thunberg/Instagram Disha Ravi/Facebook

Greta Thunberg has recently reacted to the arrest of 21-year-old environmental activist Disha Ravi. Five days ago, Delhi Police had arrested Disha for her alleged involvement editing a “toolkit”. Swedish environment activist Greta came out in support of Disha Ravi who is currently in jail. Greta expressed her support through a tweet.

What did Greta Thunberg share?

In a tweet on Friday, Greta Thunberg said, “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.”

Apart from Greta, Fridays for Future India, a group founded by Greta Thunberg, also tweeted in Disha Ravi’s support. Greta founded the group when she was 15 years old.

Disha is one of the founding members of Fridays for Future India organization and is an active member of the group. Ravi was arrested by a Cyber Cell team in Bengluru on February 13.

The 21-year-old climate change activist, Disha has been accused of editing the controversial farmer protest “toolkit” posted on Twitter by climate campaigner Greta. However, the ‘toolkit’ was later deleted by Greta.

Greta Thungerg supports Farmers Protest

Thunberg had taken to the micro blogging site to lend her support towards the ongoing farmers’ protest against the three farm laws. Greta shared a post stating her solidarity with the agitating farmers of India.

However, Delhi Police had registered a case against the Swedish teen climate campaigner under Sections 120B and 153-A of the Indian Penal Code (OPC) on charges of “criminal conspiracy and promoting enmity” on February 4.

“I still #StandWithFarmers and support their peaceful protest. No amount of hate, threats or violations of human rights will ever change that. #FarmersProtest,” she had tweeted.

Fridays for Future India group speaks on Disha’s arrest

“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,” FFF tweeted.