Toolkit conspiracy: Disha Ravi, the climate change activist granted bail by the Delhi court

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NEW DELHI, 23 February, 2021 (TON): On Tuesday, Delhi court granted bail to 22 years old Disha Ravi arrested for more than nine days for involvement in the toolkit case.

The climate change activist was arrested by the Delhi police in Bengaluru on 13 February. She has been granted bail by Delhi’s Patiala House Court against two sureties of Rs. 1 lakh each. 

Disha Ravi was arrested by Delhi police and charged with criminal conspiracy and sedition in connection with the probe into the ‘toolkit’ or the Google document on farmers’ protests shared on the social media by Greta Thunberg.

A ‘toolkit’ is a Google document or Word document often used to organize a social media campaign or to plan protests.

During the earlier hearing, Additional Solicitor General (ASG) SV Raju, appearing for Delhi police, had opposed bail for Disha and said that it was not a simple ‘toolkit', that the ‘toolkit’ preceded the violence that took place in Delhi on January 26 and that it was linked to the Khalistani movement through the Poetic Justice Foundation (PJF), a Canada based organization.

On Monday, a Delhi court had sent her to one day police custody, which ends on Tuesday.

The case involves fake theories since her arrest that have been shared widely on social media about Disha Ravi. One theory misrepresented her name as Disha Ravi ‘Joseph’ and claimed she is a Syrian Christian from Kerala looking to malign India. Another theory suggested she was being represented by lawyers who charge Rs 5-7 lakh per appearance.

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