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Activist Disha Ravi Arrested, Triggers Outrage

BP World Bureau | Feb 15 2021 11:07:10 AM
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NEW DELHI: Climate activist Disha Ravi's arrest sparked outrage, with politicians, academics, activists, authors, and poets condemning the Delhi police’s action. The 21-year-old Bengaluru based activist was arrested over a guide or toolkit to the anti-government farmer protests that was tweeted by Swedish environmentalist Greta Thunberg.

Jairam Ramesh, a former minister, called her arrest completely atrocious. 

P Chidambaram, Sitaram Yechury, Shashi Tharoor, and Priyanka Chaturvedi also condemned her arrest.

Others who condemned her arrest include actor Siddharth, activist Trisha Shetty, and activist Japleen Pasricha. Pasricha, founder of online portal ‘Feminism In India’ explained that there is nothing wrong in editing an online toolkit.

Garnering international attention, activist Meena Harris, also the sister of US vice president Kamala Harris, condemned her arrest.

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Friends and family described Disha Ravi as a passionate activist who voiced for climate change. 

She was the voice of India at the Global Climate Week event organised by Fridays for Future (FFF) conducted last year. 

She was part of the FFF movement’s international MAPA (Most Affected People and Areas) wing.

MAPA means countries and peoples of the developing world who bear the brunt of carbon emissions and climate change.