Congress leader P Chidambaram took to Twitter to condemn Ravi’s arrest. He said India is becoming the theatre of the absurd. Chidambaram tweeted – The Indian state must be standing on very shaky foundations if Disha Ravi, a 22 year old student of Mount Carmel college and a climate activist, has become a threat to the nation. In another tweet he said it was sad to see Delhi Police becoming a tool of the oppressors. Also Read: Rahul Gandhi says Congress will never implement CAA if voted to power in Assam Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted supporting farmers was not a crime and Ravi’s arrest is an unprecedented attack on democracy.
The Indian state must be standing on very shaky foundations if Disha Ravi, a 22 year old student of Mount Carmel college and a climate activist, has become a threat to the nation— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) February 14, 2021
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also demanded the release of Disha Ravi on Twitter.
Arrest of 21 yr old Disha Ravi is an unprecedented attack on Democracy. Supporting our farmers is not a crime.— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 15, 2021
Congress leader Kapil Sibal asked if the Indian state was so weak that a tweet could threaten its security? He asked if this was the change PM Modi wanted to bring in the nation.
Disha Ravi— Kapil Sibal (@KapilSibal) February 15, 2021
Is the state so weak that a tweet threatens its security ?
Is the state so paranoid that a 22 year is a national security threat ?
Is the state so intolerant that it cannot tolerate youth standing with farmers ?
Is this the “badlav” Modiji wanted?
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of protesting farmer unions has also demanded Ravi’s release. It said in a statement that Ravi stood with farmers and should be released immediately. Ravi was arrested by Delhi Police’s cyber cell from her Bengaluru home on Saturday. The police said Disha was responsible for editing the Toolkit related to farmer’s protest and is the key conspirator in the document’s formulation & dissemination. The police claimed Ravi created the WhatsApp group and collaborated to make the Toolkit doc. Also Read: Covid-19: Maharashtra records highest single-day count of 4,092 cases, 40 deaths The police added that Ravi had shared the Toolkit with Swedish climate activist Great Thubnberg and collaborated with pro-Khalistani Poetic Justice Foundation to spread disaffection against the Indian state. https://twitter.com/Actor_Siddharth/status/1360979682074632194
Indian officials have arrested another young female activist, 21 yo Disha Ravi, because she posted a social media toolkit on how to support the farmers' protest. Read this thread about the sequence of events and ask why activists are being targeted and silenced by the government. https://t.co/ycUgDEqwdF— Meena Harris (@meena) February 14, 2021