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Opposition Denounces Disha Ravi’s Arrest, Slams Modi Govt Over Action Against Climate Activist

<p>Taking Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government to task over the arrest of climate activist Disha Ravi for her alleged involvement in the toolkit case, the Congress-led opposition Monday condemned the move while dubbing the act as shocking and atrocious.&nbsp;</p> <p>Using a Hindi couplet to justify his assertion, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Twitter said &ldquo;India won&rsquo;t be silenced&rdquo;.</p> <p>&lt;blockquote class="twitter-tweet"&gt;&lt;p lang="hi" dir="ltr"&gt;बोल कि लब आज़ाद हैं तेरे&lt;br&gt;बोल कि सच ज़िंदा है अब तक!&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;वो डरे हैं, देश नहीं!&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;India won&rsquo;t be silenced. &lt;a href="https://t.co/jOXWdXLUzY"&gt;pic.twitter.com/jOXWdXLUzY&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&amp;mdash; Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) &lt;a href="https://twitter.com/RahulGandhi/status/1361184672277958656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"&gt;February 15, 2021&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;</p> <p>Echoing similar sentiments, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra using the hashtag &ldquo;India being silenced&rdquo; demanded the climate activist&rsquo;s release.</p> <p>&lt;blockquote class="twitter-tweet"&gt;&lt;p lang="hi" dir="ltr"&gt;डरते हैं बंदूकों वाले एक निहत्थी लड़की से &lt;br&gt;फैले हैं हिम्मत के उजाले एक निहत्थी लड़की से&lt;a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ReleaseDishaRavi?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"&gt;#ReleaseDishaRavi&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DishaRavi?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"&gt;#DishaRavi&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IndiaBeingSilenced?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"&gt;#IndiaBeingSilenced&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&amp;mdash; Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) &lt;a href="https://twitter.com/priyankagandhi/status/1361165074484797442?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"&gt;February 15, 2021&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;</p> <p>Former union minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram too condemned Disha&rsquo;s arrest and urged the youth to raise their voice against the &ldquo;authoritarian regime&rdquo;.</p> <p>&lt;blockquote class="twitter-tweet"&gt;&lt;p lang="en" dir="ltr"&gt;I strongly condemn the arrest of Disha Ravi and urge all students and youth to raise their voices to protest against the authoritarian regime&lt;a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ReleaseDishaRavi?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"&gt;#ReleaseDishaRavi&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&amp;mdash; P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) &lt;a href="https://twitter.com/PChidambaram_IN/status/1360995571344035840?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"&gt;February 14, 2021&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;</p> <p>Congress leader Anand Sharma on his part said the &ldquo;custodial interrogation of a young woman without any criminal antecedents cannot be justified&rdquo;.</p> <p>READ: <strong><a href="SC%20Issues%20Notice%20To%20WhatsApp%20And%20Facebook,%20'People's%20Privacy%20More%20Important%20Than%20Money'" target="_blank" rel="noopener">SC Issues Notice To WhatsApp And Facebook, 'People's Privacy More Important Than Money'</a></strong></p> <p>&ldquo;Arrest of climate activist Disha Ravi is most unfortunate &amp; shocking. Custodial interrogation of a young woman without any criminal antecedents cannot be justified,&rdquo; Sharma tweeted.</p> <p>&lt;blockquote class="twitter-tweet"&gt;&lt;p lang="en" dir="ltr"&gt;Arrest of climate activist Disha Ravi is most unfortunate &amp;amp; shocking. Custodial interrogation of a young woman without any criminal...

<p>Taking Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government to task over the arrest of climate activist Disha Ravi for her alleged involvement in the toolkit case, the Congress-led opposition Monday condemned the move while dubbing the act as shocking and atrocious.&nbsp;</p> <p>Using a Hindi couplet to justify his assertion, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Twitter said &ldquo;India won&rsquo;t be silenced&rdquo;.</p> <p>&lt;blockquote class="twitter-tweet"&gt;&lt;p lang="hi" dir="ltr"&gt;बोल कि लब आज़ाद हैं तेरे&lt;br&gt;बोल कि सच ज़िंदा है अब तक!&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;वो डरे हैं, देश नहीं!&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;India won&rsquo;t be silenced. &lt;a href="https://t.co/jOXWdXLUzY"&gt;pic.twitter.com/jOXWdXLUzY&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&amp;mdash; Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) &lt;a href="https://twitter.com/RahulGandhi/status/1361184672277958656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"&gt;February 15, 2021&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js&quot; charset="utf-8"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;</p> <p>Echoing similar sentiments, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra using the hashtag &ldquo;India being silenced&rdquo; demanded the climate activist&rsquo;s release.</p> <p>&lt;blockquote class="twitter-tweet"&gt;&lt;p lang="hi" dir="ltr"&gt;डरते हैं बंदूकों वाले एक निहत्थी लड़की से &lt;br&gt;फैले हैं हिम्मत के उजाले एक निहत्थी लड़की से&lt;a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ReleaseDishaRavi?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"&gt;#ReleaseDishaRavi&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DishaRavi?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"&gt;#DishaRavi&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IndiaBeingSilenced?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"&gt;#IndiaBeingSilenced&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&amp;mdash; Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) &lt;a href="https://twitter.com/priyankagandhi/status/1361165074484797442?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"&gt;February 15, 2021&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js&quot; charset="utf-8"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;</p> <p>Former union minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram too condemned Disha&rsquo;s arrest and urged the youth to raise their voice against the &ldquo;authoritarian regime&rdquo;.</p> <p>&lt;blockquote class="twitter-tweet"&gt;&lt;p lang="en" dir="ltr"&gt;I strongly condemn the arrest of Disha Ravi and urge all students and youth to raise their voices to protest against the authoritarian regime&lt;a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ReleaseDishaRavi?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"&gt;#ReleaseDishaRavi&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&amp;mdash; P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) &lt;a href="https://twitter.com/PChidambaram_IN/status/1360995571344035840?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"&gt;February 14, 2021&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js&quot; charset="utf-8"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;</p> <p>Congress leader Anand Sharma on his part said the &ldquo;custodial interrogation of a young woman without any criminal antecedents cannot be justified&rdquo;.</p> <p>READ: <strong><a href="SC%20Issues%20Notice%20To%20WhatsApp%20And%20Facebook,%20’People’s%20Privacy%20More%20Important%20Than%20Money’" target="_blank" rel="noopener">SC Issues Notice To WhatsApp And Facebook, ‘People’s Privacy More Important Than Money'</a></strong></p> <p>&ldquo;Arrest of climate activist Disha Ravi is most unfortunate &amp; shocking. Custodial interrogation of a young woman without any criminal antecedents cannot be justified,&rdquo; Sharma tweeted.</p> <p>&lt;blockquote class="twitter-tweet"&gt;&lt;p lang="en" dir="ltr"&gt;Arrest of climate activist Disha Ravi is most unfortunate &amp;amp; shocking. Custodial interrogation of a young woman without any criminal antecedents cannot be justified.&lt;/p&gt;&amp;mdash; Anand Sharma (@AnandSharmaINC) &lt;a href="https://twitter.com/AnandSharmaINC/status/1360955696330629135?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"&gt;February 14, 2021&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js&quot; charset="utf-8"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;</p> <p>READ: <strong><a href="Who%20Is%20Nikita%20Jacob?%20Things%20To%20Know%20About%20Mumbai%20Lawyer%20Against%20Whom%20Delhi%20Police%20Has%20Issued%20NBW" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Who Is Nikita Jacob? Things To Know About Mumbai Lawyer Against Whom Delhi Police Has Issued NBW</a></strong></p> <p>&ldquo;Police should recognise her right to liberty and courts must respect the Supreme Court Judgement which says bail is the rule &amp; Jail an exception,&rdquo; he said in another tweet.</p> <p>&lt;blockquote class="twitter-tweet"&gt;&lt;p lang="en" dir="ltr"&gt;Police should recognise her right to liberty and courts must respect the Supreme Court Judgement which says bail is the rule &amp;amp; Jail an exception.&lt;/p&gt;&amp;mdash; Anand Sharma (@AnandSharmaINC) &lt;a href="https://twitter.com/AnandSharmaINC/status/1360955698704576513?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"&gt;February 14, 2021&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js&quot; charset="utf-8"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;</p> <p>Demanding the Centre &ldquo;to end such persecution of young activists&rdquo;, CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury said persecuting youngsters under the &ldquo;draconian laws will destroy our future&rdquo;.</p> <p>&ldquo;The Modi government has to end such persecution of young activists forthwith. These youngsters are the future of India. Persecuting them under draconian laws will destroy our future. Stop this,&rdquo; he tweeted.&nbsp;</p> <p>&lt;blockquote class="twitter-tweet"&gt;&lt;p lang="en" dir="ltr"&gt;The Modi government has to end such persecution of young activists forthwith. &lt;br&gt;These youngsters are the future of India. &lt;br&gt;Persecuting them under draconian laws will destroy our future.&lt;br&gt;Stop this. &lt;br&gt; &lt;a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DishaRavi?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"&gt;#DishaRavi&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href="https://t.co/tXpJGk04eY"&gt;https://t.co/tXpJGk04eY&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href="https://t.co/7TAMEPe1qs"&gt;pic.twitter.com/7TAMEPe1qs&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&amp;mdash; Sitaram Yechury (@SitaramYechury) &lt;a href="https://twitter.com/SitaramYechury/status/1361253523774533633?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"&gt;February 15, 2021&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js&quot; charset="utf-8"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;</p> <p>21-year-old activist Disha Ravi from Bengaluru yesterday. She was arrested by the Cyber Prevention Awareness and Detection team of Delhi Police.&nbsp;</p>

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