In a move that has triggered anger and disbelief in equal parts, the Delhi Police on Sunday arrested a 21-year-old climate activist, Disha Ravi, from Bengaluru in connection with the sedition conspiracy case it has filed over a ‘toolkit’ activists aimed at organising peaceful protests in support of the ongoing farmers’ movement in India.
She was produced before a magistrate in Delhi, who remanded her to five days police custody. Till late Sunday night, neither the remand application nor order was made available to the media. Unusually, the FIR in the case has also still not been uploaded by the police though more than a week has passed since it was filed.
In a tweet, Delhi Police claimed Disha Ravi was a “key conspirator” in the “formulation and dissemination” of the ‘Toolkit’ and had started a WhatsApp group for that purpose: