Toolkit case: Greta Thunberg extends support to Disha Ravi

Global climate activist Greta Thunberg on Friday extended support to ‘Toolkit case’ accused Disha Ravi and said that freedom to protest peacefully is a non-negotiable human right.

Notably, Greta was reacting to the arrest of the 21-year-old in connection with the dissemination of the Toolkit document. “Freedom of speech and the right to peaceful protest and assembly are non-negotiable human rights. These must be a fundamental part of any democracy. #StandWithDishaRavi,” Greta Thunberg wrote in a tweet. Her support comes on a day, the Delhi court sent Disha Ravi, arrested for allegedly sharing the ‘toolkit’ on social media in connection with the farmers’ protest, to three-day judicial custody. The police said that her interrogation was not required for the time being and the agency may seek further interrogation once her co-accused – Shantanu Mukul and Nikita Jacob – join the interrogation. Earlier today, a group of former judges and IPS officers wrote a letter to President Ram Nath Kovind backing the Delhi Police on Ravi’s arrest for her alleged involvement in the case.

A ‘toolkit’ is a document created to explain any issue on the social media. It also provides information on what a person must do to address the particular issue, which could include information on petitions, details about protests and mass movements.