In India, Getting Charged With Sedition for Activism Is Kaafi Real

Ravi has been sent to a five-day police custody for sharing a toolkit on farmers’ protests.

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Twenty-one-year-old climate activist Disha Ravi was arrested on Saturday, 13 February, on charges of “sedition” and “conspiracy” for sharing a google document that appealed for international solidarity with the farmers’ ongoing protests.
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Twenty-one-year-old climate activist Disha Ravi was arrested on Saturday, 13 February, on charges of “sedition” and “conspiracy” for sharing a google document that appealed for international solidarity with the farmers’ ongoing protests.

In India, Getting Charged With Sedition for Activism Is Kaafi Real
(Cartoon: Aroop Mishra/The Quint)

Breaking down in a Delhi court, Ravi denied being part of any conspiracy. She said, "I was just supporting farmers.”

She added that she didn't create the ‘toolkit’ and had just made two edits to it, while the Delhi Police has labelled Ravi a ‘key conspirator’ behind the preparation the allegedly seditious document.

She was also sent to a five-day police custody on Sunday.

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