After Disha Ravi, arrest warrants for activists Nikita Jacob, Shantanu over toolkit issued now
New Delhi/IBNS: After Disha Ravi, the Delhi Police on Monday issued arrest warrants for two more activists in connection with a toolkit which was shared by climate activist Greta Thunberg in support of the farmers' protests, media reports said.
Warrants have been issued against activists Nikita Jacob and Shantanu, who face charges which are non-bailable.
Police said the organisation behind the toolkit had contacted Jacob, a lawyer-activist, to organise a "tweet-storm" ahead of the Republic Day protests by the farmers.
The Delhi Police on Sunday arrested the 21-year-old activist from Bengaluru in connection to the "toolkit" shared by teen climate activist Greta Thunberg and others on Twitter to show support for the ongoing farmers' protest against the Indian government's farm laws.
Ravi is one of the founders of the "Friday for Future" campaign.
It has been alleged that she edited the toolkit and sent it ahead.
On Feb 4, the Delhi Police lodged an FIR against the toolkit that was tweeted by Thunberg while she expressed her support to the Indian protesting farmers.
Her tweet followed the violence and chaos that erupted in the national capital during the protesting farmers' tractor rally on Jan 26.
One farmer was killed and more than 100 police personnel were injured during the tractor rally by the farmers, who are protesting against the Centre's agricultural reforms, on the country's Republic Day on Jan 26.
The Delhi Police said the toolkit was found on a social media handle ahead of the violence and indicates a conspiracy behind the chaos on Jan 26.