Climate activist Disha Ravi arrested: Who said what NewsFunda

NEW DELHI: Several political leaders, activists and artists reacted to the arrest of 21-year-old climate activist

Disha Ravi

by the Delhi police from Bengaluru in connection with the Greta Thunberg ‘toolkit’ case.

Here is a look at some of the reactions.

Arvind Kejriwal, AAP

The arrest of 21 yr old Disha Ravi is an unprecedented attack on Democracy. Supporting our farmers is not a crime.

P Chidambaram, Congress

I strongly condemn the arrest of Disha Ravi and urge all students and youth to raise their voices to protest against the authoritarian regime

I strongly condemn the arrest of Disha Ravi and urge all students and youth to raise their voices to protest agains…

— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) 1613321604000

Shashi Tharoor, Congress

DishaRavi’s arrest is the latest escalation in India’s crackdown on free expression and political dissent as it seeks to stifle the farmers’ mass protests, says the Daily Telegraph, UK. Doesn’t GoI care about the damage it’s doing to its own global image?

Meena Harris, US lawyer

Indian officials have arrested another young female activist, 21 yo (year-old) Disha Ravi, because she posted a social media toolkit on how to support the farmers’ protest. Read this thread about the sequence of events and ask why activists are being targeted and silenced by the government.

Siddharth, actor

Standing unconditionally in solidarity and support with Disha Ravi. I’m so sorry this happened to you, sister. We are all with you. Stay strong. This injustice too shall pass. #shameondelhipolice

Jairam Ramesh, Congress

Completely atrocious! This is unwarranted harassment and intimidation. I express my full solidarity with Disha Ravi.

Anand Sharma, Congress

The arrest of climate activist Disha Ravi is most unfortunate and shocking. Custodial interrogation of a young woman without any criminal antecedents cannot be justified. Police should recognise her right to liberty and courts must respect the Supreme Court Judgement which says bail is the rule and Jail an exception.

Amit Malviya, national in-charge of BJP’s IT department

The Left has been using young impressionable minds as cannon fodder for their deranged politics for a long time. From JNU to Jamia, AMU to Nadwa and now Disha Ravi, are all part of their sinister plot…Unfortunately, they are abandoned soon after they have served their purpose!

PC Mohan, BJP

Burhan Wani was a 21-year-old. Ajmal Kasab was a 21-year-old. Age is just a number! No one is above the law. Law will take its own course. A Crime is a crime is a crime is a crime. #DishaRavi

Claudia Webbe MP, member of parliament for Leicester East, UK

Disha Ravi is 21 years. A climate activist from India she campaigns for clean air, clean water and a liveable planet. She is now facing state-sanctioned violence for peacefully supporting farmers. Silence is not an option we must all condemn this act of suppression. #FarmersProtest

Robert Vadra

“I do condemn the arrest of Disha Ravi, a 21-year-old Indian girl, a climate activist, who stood with the protesting Indian farmers and voiced her opinion for their needs and demands. How can we call ourselves, the largest democracy… if arrests occur on a girl, who has her opinion? Citizens of our country will not be gagged. Daughter to remain silent? Daughter to say nothing?

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