Disha Ravi, the 22-year-old Indian activist who allegedly made an anti-government protest toolkit for climate child Greta Thunberg, has been arrested
and could face life in prison.
After Greta was caught
tweeting the toolkit by mistake, Indian authorities promised to get to the bottom of the situation and hold whoever made the toolkit for Greta and other celebrities accountable.
This toolkit was used by the likes of Rihanna and even Kamala Harris' niece Meena as a pot-stirring weapon to raise ire against the Indian government. Its talking points centered around the deadly farmers' protest in India, encouraging people in the West to support their uprising.
Ravi, who led the Indian arm of Greta's "Fridays for Future" protest movement, is now being investigated for sedition. Should she be found guilty, Ravi could spend the rest of her life in prison.
The Indian government also issued a public condemnation against "vested interest groups" that are "trying to enforce their agenda."
In the toolkit document, which Greta accidentally tweeted to her 4.9 million Twitter followers, was a list of "suggested posts" for celebrities to tweet to rally their supporters to action. Some of them called for protests at Indian embassies, for instance, or other forms of civil unrest.
Delhi police officers say that Ravi was "the one who shared the Toolkit doc with Greta Thunberg." Ravi also allegedly started the WhatsApp group where the document was first drafted and edited.
"Later, she asked Greta to remove the main doc after its incriminating details accidentally got into public domain," law enforcement further revealed.
Greta and Ravi are not necessarily wrong in opposing new tyrannical agriculture rules in India
Greta was unsuccessful at deleting the incriminating document before many captured screenshots of it. These screenshots were widely shared online and quickly got into the hands of Indian police, who are now pursuing justice.
In Ravi's defense, Shashi Tharoor, a member of parliament (MP) from the main opposition Congress party in India, said the activist'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."
Tens of thousands of Indian farmers have stationed themselves around the capital city to protest new agricultural laws that they say will leave them poorer and at the mercy of large corporations. Greta and Ravi are standing in their defense.
On Jan. 26, India's Republic Day, a violent clash occurred at the capital. Hundreds of police officers were injured and one protester died. Many of the farmers were also injured, though few details have been released about the full outcome.
After mistakenly tweeting, then deleting, the incriminating document, Greta tweeted another message that stated: "I still #StandWithFarmers and support their peaceful protest. No amount of hate, threats or violations of human rights will ever change that."
According to reports, Indian police are planning to arrest even more people, including a Bombay High Court lawyer who has been deemed as "absconding."
"Greta, the precious darling, is definitely a messenger for the global ruling elite," wrote one of our own commenters. "In September 2019, she gave a telltale speech on the climate crisis, winding it up with the unveiled prediction, 'To those who feel threatened by my message, things will change whether they like it or not.'"
"In retrospect, I took her to mean the COVID lockdown," this same commenter added. "The rulers sent us forewarning in the body of a charming child. So apt."
Another, responding to this comment, noted that Greta is little more than an actress who merely reads the scripts she is given.
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