CJAR Condemns Arrest & Detention of "Disha Ravi" In Greta Thunberg Toolkit Case
16 Feb 2021
A statement condemning the alleged unlawful detention of climate activist Disha Ravi in connection with the Greta Thunberg' toolkit' case has been released by the Campaign for Judicial Transparency and Reforms. As per CJAR, in arresting the 21-year-old activist, the Delhi Police made a total mockery of the "procedure established by law" and also deprived her of the right to life and liberty. The organization demanded that Disha should be released from police custody immediately and that disciplinary measures against the unruly police officers should be taken. The organization also urged the High Court of Delhi to take suo moto cognizance of the case and initiate action against the magistrate who casually sent her to police custody.
In a FIR registered by the Delhi Police on February 4, Disha Ravi was arrested over a 'toolkit' posted on Twitter by international climate activist Greta Thunberg about the farmers' protests. On charges of criminal conspiracy, sedition and various other parts of the Indian Penal Code, the case against unidentified individuals was recorded. She was arrested by a special cell of the Delhi Police on Saturday from her house within the limits of Soladevanahalli Police Station in Bengaluru. Delhi Police said Disha Ravi was an editor of the Google Doc & Key Conspirator Toolkit in the formulation and dissemination of the paper. In a case registered over the "toolkit" posted by foreign activist Greta Thunberg about the farmer's protest on social media, a Delhi Magistrate on Sunday remanded her to 5-day custody of the Delhi police. Accordingly, the organization called on the authorities to immediately release Disha Ravi from suspected unlawful detention and to take disciplinary action against the officers concerned, in the absence of which it urged the High Court of Delhi to take immediate, suo motu cognizance of the matter and to bring disciplinary action against the Magistrate concerned.