Mumbai: Karnataka Congress president DK Shivakumar on Tuesday reprimanded the central government over the arrest of “climate activist” Disha Ravi in a “toolkit” case related to the farmers’ agitation.
Attacking the central government, the senior Congress leader asked why the “competent court” was not approached before her arrest.
“Arrest of Disha Ravi is an attack to weaken the moral strength of India’s Youth and make dissent illegal. Police action against her, using a concocted ‘Toolkit’ conspiracy violates legal norms. Why not approach a competent court before arresting a young woman?” Shivakumar Tweeted.
“Congress brought Freedom to India. Congress has always stood for and defended the Personal Liberty of Citizens. Congress is the only bulwark against India becoming an authoritarian state. Citizens must realise that only Congress can defend their Personal & Political Freedom,” he said in a subsequent tweet.
Arrest of Disha Ravi is an attack to weaken the moral strength of India's Youth and make dissent illegal.
Police action against her, using a concocted 'Toolkit' conspiracy violates legal norms.
Why not approach a competent court before arresting a young woman?#FarmersProtest
— DK Shivakumar (@DKShivakumar) February 16, 2021
Disha was arrested for editing and spreading “Toolkit” on social media.
A Delhi court on Sunday discharged him from five days of police custody after his arrest for spreading a “toolkit” related to farmers’ protests. Patiala House Courts Complex’s Duty Metropolitan Magistrate Dev Saroha allowed the Delhi Police to interrogate Ravi for five days. She was arrested last week.
According to Delhi Police officials, Disha is a key conspirator in the “toolkit” case, as she admitted during the initial questioning for editing, adding a few things to the “toolkit” to further expand it.
Last week, the Delhi Police sent a communication to Google for registration details and account activity logs, through which a “toolkit” related to farmers’ protests was created and uploaded to the social media platform.