New Delhi: The government of India, with the arrest of 22-year-old climate activist Disha Ravi, sent a strong message to the opponents of the Modi government indicating anyone who dared to slight the BJP administration will be dealt with an iron hand.
Ravi, a student Mount Carmel College in Bengaluru, was arrested late Saturday and brought to Delhi where she was produced before a court on Sunday.
She is charged with conspiring with Khalistani activists after she ‘edited’ the so-called Toolkit that was disseminated by Swedish activist Greta Thune in support of the farmers’ agitation against the government’s Farmers’ Bill.
Police say the so-called Toolkit was a Khalistani conspiracy to destabilize the Indian government.
“I did not create the Toolkit; I just edited two lines of it on February 3,” Ravi told the court, a claim disputed by the police saying she edited and added more than just two lines of the Toolkit making her an accomplice in a conspiracy against the nation.
The court has sent Ravi to police custody for five days.