Climate activist Disha Ravi arrested in India over farmers’ protest ‘toolkit’

Climate activist Disha Ravi arrested in India over farmers’ protest ‘toolkit’
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Delhi police confirmed the arrest of Disha Ravi, who is in her early 20s, in a tweet on Sunday that accused her of being a “key conspirator in (the) document’s formulation & dissemination.”

The document, unsigned and publicly available on an encrypted sharing site, provides a list of ways supporters can help the ongoing protests.

“The main aim of the toolkit was to create misinformation and disaffection against the lawfully elected government,” Prem Nath, joint commissioner of Delhi police, told a press conference on Monday.

“The toolkit sought to artificially amplify the fake news through various tweets which they have created in the form of a tweet bank.”

Tens of thousands of farmers have been demonstrating for months against new agricultural laws, which they say will devastate their…



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