Greta Thunberg tweets support for Indian activist detained above protest 'toolkit'

20 February, 2021
Greta Thunberg on Fri (Feb 19) tweeted her support for an Indian activist jailed above helpful information for anti-authorities farmers protests, that your Swedish climate campaigner had previous shared to sociable media.

In a content on Twitter, Thunberg wrote "freedom of speech and the proper to tranquil protest and assembly are non-negotiable human rights".

"These must get a fundamental portion of any democracy. #StandWithDishaRavi," the 18-year-good old activist tweeted, discussing Indian environment campaigner Disha Ravi.

Ravi, 22, was arrested last weekend. Police alleged she helped edit a so-called toolkit, that provides basic assistance including joining on-the-surface protests and showing support on public media.

"The main aim of the toolkit was to create misinformation and disaffection against the lawfully enacted federal government", Delhi Police's Joint Commissioner of Law enforcement for Cyber Criminal offense, Prem Nath, told reporters on Monday.

Officers made a decision to investigate the toolkit after Thunberg linked to it in a good tweet in early February showing support for farmers protesting against new agriculture regulations deregulating the sector.

Delhi Law enforcement added on Monday they had also issued arrest warrants for two others for allegedly dealing with Ravi to draft the online document.

Ravi's arrest offers been criticised by opposition politicians and activists within India, with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal - whose Basic Man Party works with the demonstrations - calling it "an unprecedented attack on Democracy".

Farmers have already been camping on the outskirts of the administrative centre since late November, and calling for the repeal of new agriculture laws, in one of the largest challenges to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's federal government because it came to capacity to 2014.

Modi has said the adjustments are essential to modernise India's agriculture sector, but protesters fear they might be placed at the mercy of big corporations.

The tussle between the government and the farmers took an international submit early February when Rihanna and Thunberg tweeted about the rallies with their millions of social media followers.