Farmers protest: How Twitter reacted to Disha Ravi’s arrest in toolkit case NewsFunda

NEW DELHI. Ten days after filing an FIR in connection with the farm protest “toolkit” tweeted and subsequently deleted by Swedish environmental activist

Greta Thunberg


Delhi Police

’s cyber cell arrested 22-year-old climate activist

Disha Ravi

in a hush-hush Saturday afternoon raid on her Bengaluru home.

The police told the court that Disha, along with others, also collaborated with pro-Khalistani outfit Poetic Justice Foundation to spread disaffection against the Indian state.

She has been charged with sedition and criminal conspiracy, among other offences and remanded in police custody for five days.

Here’s how prominent politicians. activists and artists reacted to Disha’s arrest.

Just like the politicians (depending on which party they belong) expressed contrasting opinions on Disha’s arrest. social media influencers and common Twitter users too remained divided.

“Might of the state at work”

A 21year old climate activist #DishaRavi has been arrested under sedition & criminal conspiracy for sharing a socia…

— Hasiba | حسيبة 🌈 #Andolanjivi (@HasibaAmin) 1613315939000

If arresting a 21 year old environmental activist for sharing a social media tool kit is not a sign that we have de…

— T M Krishna (@tmkrishna) 1613299001000

It doesn’t matter who you voted for. But when the whole might of the State is brought to bear on a 21 year old for…

— Ruchira Chaturvedi (@RuchiraC) 1613315167000

Toolkit waging a proxy-war against India”

The toolkit that Disha Ravi has been arrested for, asks Khalistanis to hide their real motive, to target Indian emb…

— Sonam Mahajan (@AsYouNotWish) 1613372036000

I will bring down this democratically elected government. I will create anarchy & chaos. I will write/edit a to…

— Nandini 🇮🇳 (@NAN_DINI_) 1613362373000

“Toolkit not a conspiracy”

Once again, a toolkit is NOT an international conspiracy. It is a perfectly legitimate form of organising protests,…

— Asmita (@asmitaghosh18) 1613298467000

Caught on tape

Here’s ur climate change activist spreading misinformation about the Govt to a #FDI @NIA_India must find out from…

— Sameer (@BesuraTaansane) 1613322653000

“Anti-BJP is not Anti-India”

Please, where did you get your PhD from? Anti-BJP is not Anti-India. Period. #ReleaseDishaRavi #FarmersProtest

— सुशांत सिंह sushant singh ‏سشانت سنگھ (@sushant_says) 1613331509000

Niece of US Vice President Kamala Harris weighs in

Indian officials have arrested another young female activist, 21 yo Disha Ravi, because she posted a social media t…

— Meena Harris (@meenaharris) 1613325696000

PR disaster for Delhi Police?

If there was ever an award for a PR DISASTER & INCOMPETENCE it must go to @DelhiPolice 🥇🚨!Arresting 21 year old…

— ravinder singh (@RaviSinghKA) 1613344288000

An alleged crime has to be proven in a court of law. An accused is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.…

— anjali mody (@AnjaliMody1) 1613313253000

The arrest of 21 year old activist Disha Ravi by Delhi Police is clearly illegal & part of a larger witch-hunt orga…

— Kawalpreet Kaur (@kawalpreetdu) 1613316973000

“Age is not just a number”

What is it with age 21 ?#DishaRavi

— Ritu (सत्यसाधक) #EqualRightsForHindus (@RituRathaur) 1613314368000

Burhan Wani became a Hizb-ul-Mujahideen “Activist” when he was less than 21 yrsAjmal Kasab was an LeT “Activist”…

— Sameer (@BesuraTaansane) 1613300780000

#NikitaJacob & #DishaRavi #Shantanu are 21 yrs old terrorists who have replaced guns with laptops .Their interrog…

— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) 1613366353000

22 years old in 2020 BECOMES 21years old in 2021 😂Forget Editing in Toolkits, Now they are Editing Disha Ravi Age j…

— Rosy (@rose_k01) 1613318113000

More toolkits in making?

Todays Campaign Toolkit – 1) 21 year old 2) Climate Activist 3) Democracy is in Danger#disharavi

— रोनालडो (@aarjunx) 1613304918000

Tool-kit to oppose #DishaRavi arrest.1. Ask if she had a counsel of choice when 5 day police remand.2. Amplify th…

— Saba Naqvi (@_sabanaqvi) 1613327523000

Comparison with Ajmal Kasab a bit much

Everytime I see the template IT Cell defence for an atrocity this government commits, it blows my mind. The defence…

— Vinay Aravind 📷 (@vinayaravind) 1613305162000

Ask the right questions

On the arrest of activist Disha Ravi, liberals are mentioning her age & telling that toolkit had only tweets.They…

— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) 1613368332000

The correct question is, what was 21 year #DishaRavi doing with documents discussing plans of destabilising a democ…

— Princess Woke Harris 🏳️‍🌈 (@workingboxwala) 1613299499000

West vs East

Seems India’s in a different universe. In West, @GretaThunberg got UN stage to amplify her environmental concerns;…

— K. C. Singh (@ambkcsingh) 1613356264000

“Government is shallow, fragile, cowardly,” says Punjab Youth Congress

56-inched Government. So Shallow, that all it takes is a 22 years old girl to judder them. So Fragile, that eac…

— Punjab Youth Congress (@IYCPunjab) 1613324170000

In Nov 2019, S Jaishankar said that India’s reputation was not decided by ‘a newspaper in New York’ referring to NY…

— Suchitra Vijayan (@suchitrav) 1613362797000

“Left using impressionable minds for deranged politics”

The Left has been using young impressionable minds as cannon fodder for their deranged politics for a long time. Fr…

— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) 1613327800000

Disha, a target since last year?

Reminder:Friday’s for Future & #DishaRavi were a target for the Modi govt since last year when they protested aga…

— Saket Gokhale (@SaketGokhale) 1613307600000

“Where is judiciary?”

In India process is the punishment. Arrest is the weapon of intimidation. There is no uniformity in what offences p…

— Sumanth Raman (@sumanthraman) 1613306788000

The remanding of #DishaRavi to five days police custody without her counsel present, is a shocking abdication of ju…

— Sagarika Ghose (@sagarikaghose) 1613320882000

Why do we arrest people at the drop of a hat? If someone is guilty, prosecute and punish them. Pre-trial arrest (as…

— saurabh kirpal (@KirpalSaurabh) 1613299111000

At 21, you can make India proud

If age is the criteria then Param Veer Chakra Second Lt Arun Khetarpal, martyred at 21 is who I am proud of.Not s…

— Gajendra Singh Shekhawat (@gssjodhpur) 1613370543000

At 21 years ! I was an Indian Army officer. 🙏

— Major Shailendra Singh🇮🇳 (@MAJORshailendra) 1613330662000

Pic 1 #HimaDas 21 years old made India proud ❤️🇮🇳❤️Pic 2 so called climate activist #DishaRavi 21 years old who…

— 🇮🇳 Indrani ( हिंदू भगवा 🚩 शेरनी ) 🇮🇳 (@Anti_Congressi) 1613364414000

Lest we forget Rinku Sharma

Liberals are Firing All Cylinder on #DishaRavi Arrest but were Invisible on #RinkuSharma ‘s Brutal Murd€rThat’s t…

— Megh Updates 🚨 (@MeghUpdates) 1613326652000

“Focus on intrusion by Chinese troops, not toolkit,” says former Home minister P Chidambaram

A ‘took kit’ to support the farmers’ protest is more dangerous than the intrusion by Chinese troops into Indian ter…

— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) 1613320994000

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