Mumbai: Climate activist Nikita Jacob, who is involved in a controversial “toolkit” document case related to farmers’ protests, has admitted that the meeting of Zoom took place before Republic Day, involving Poetic Justice Foundation founder MO Dhaliwal and other fellow activists, ANI reported.
In a document handed over to the Mumbai Police by Jacob’s lawyer, he claimed that the “toolkit” was being prepared by the Extinction Rebellion (XR) India volunteers for presenting the whole picture with a simple breakdown for an international audience.
Despite this admission, Jacob refused to share any information with Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, saying the document was an “informative pack” and not intended to incite violence.
It also claimed that it has no religious, political and financial purpose or agenda for discussion, editing and communication tools to raise awareness.
In addition, Jacob has sought protection from arrest for four weeks, interim protection from any aggressive action and a direction to the Delhi Police to share with her a copy of the FIR registered against her.
According to ANI police sources, a day after MO Dhaliwal, through his colleague Puneet, a Canadian citizen, Nikita Jacob, the founding activist of the Khalistani Poetry Justice Foundation, was to set a storm on Twitter before Republic Day.
Earlier, 21-year-old Disha Ravi was arrested from Bengaluru for the creation and dissemination of a toolkit document to protest against the ongoing farmers. She was one of the editors of the ‘Toolkit’ document. Disha was later sent to five days police custody.
Later, on Monday, the police also issued non-bailable warrants against Nikita Jacob and Shantanu, residents of Beed, Maharashtra.
According to the Delhi Police, the editors of the toolkit collaborated with the Khalistani Poetry Justice Foundation to spread disagreement against the Indian state. Disha was the one who shared the toolkit Doc with Greta Thunberg.
Last week, Disha was produced in a Delhi court which sent her to five days of police custody. Disha Ravi ransacked inside the courtroom and told the judge that he had edited only two lines and wanted to support the farmers’ protest.
Earlier, the Delhi Police sent a communication to Google seeking registration details and activity log of the account through which a “toolkit” related to the farmers’ protest was created and uploaded on the social media platform.
(With ANI Inputs)