22 year old Disha Ravi an Indian Climate Activist was arrested by Delhi police for her alleged connection with the toolkit related to the farmers protest gets support from Guwahati.
Guwahati: The Fridays for Future is a movement started by Greta Thunberg and it also has its wing in India. Disha Ravi started it in India in 2019 a year after Greta. Fridays for Future is active in Guwahati as well.
The Fridays for Future Guwahati has also been active in environment related protest and activism. During Dehing Patkai they were quite active.
A fellow Fridays for Future activist close to Disha Ravi from Guwahati revealed to GuwahatiPlus a regional news portal “Unlike what people presume, it’s a decentralised movement. There is no one at the top directing things.”
They also supported Disha Ravi and are against her arrest. “As a recent volunteer for Fridays for Future India, I have interacted with Disha only on an online platform. However, this interaction has been enough to make me see that Disha is one of the most enthusiastic, practical and compassionate people in this movement and is always trying to take us one step forward. I believe that she did nothing wrong with regard to the toolkit and should be released immediately.” Stated another 18 year old climate activist and a supporter of Disha Ravi.
In support of Disha Ravi Fridays for Future stated “Youths are the backbone of any country and their contributions are what help to build a nation. Climate change is a crisis that affects everyone and youth climate activists like Disha Ravi work hard day in and out to help give us a fighting chance.”
Disha Ravi a Climate Activist was recently arrested by Delhi Police for her alleged connection with a certain google doc toolkit related to farmers protest. Delhi Police on Twitter stated “Disha Ravi, arrested by CyPAD Delhi Police, is an Editor of the Toolkit Google Doc & key conspirator in document’s formulation & dissemination. She started WhatsApp Group & collaborated to make the Toolkit doc. She worked closely with them to draft the Doc. In this process, they all collaborated with the pro-Khalistani Poetic Justice Foundation to spread disaffection against the Indian state. She was the one who shared the Toolkit Doc with Greta Thunberg. Later, she asked Greta to remove the main Doc after its incriminating details accidentally got on the public domain. This is many times more than the 2 lines editing that she claims.”
On her support Climate Activist from all over the nation as well as other Fridays For Future activist have emerged. Disha Ravi also got support from Guwahati. Fridays for Future Guwahati has stated “We, as social change makers, stand in solidarity with Disha Ravi and demand her immediate release. We would also take pride in acknowledging her efforts in raising her voice for the issues of North East India.”
By Saumen Paul