Disha was accused by the Delhi Police of allegedly editing the toolkit and sending it ahead. The Delhi police further stated that the "Toolkit" was written by a Khalistani group. She was arrested after being charged with sedition and conspiracy.
However, her arrest has not only generated waves of outrage but it has also raised questions on the procedure.
Arrest of 21 yr old Disha Ravi is an unprecedented attack on Democracy. Supporting our farmers is not a crime.— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 15, 2021
DishaRavi's arrest is the latest escalation in India’s crackdown on free expression&political dissent as it seeks2stifle the farmers’ mass protests, says the @dailytelegraph UK. Doesn’t GoI care about the damage it’s doing to its own global image? https://t.co/TILH9XKYkg— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) February 14, 2021
The bravado of Narendra Modi. Arresting a 21 year old climate change activist for volunteering in the farmers protest. Disha Ravi has been incarcerated for expressing solidarity with the farmers. Is the world watching ? pic.twitter.com/IURQJXKpoM— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) February 14, 2021
PM of world's largest 'democracy' is scared of a 21 year old kid. #DishaRavi— Saral Patel (@SaralPatel) February 14, 2021
In the arrest of #DishaRavi, it is alleged that a transit remand was NOT obtained by Delhi Police when it took her into custody in Bengaluru & flew her to Delhi.— Saket Gokhale (@SaketGokhale) February 15, 2021
Prima facie, that implies unlawful custody.
Have filed an RTI with Delhi Police asking for a copy of transit remand. pic.twitter.com/VPvAEN9QwX
We are supposed to encourage youth to become active,aware citizens who fight against injustice, fight to save the environment & right past mistakes. But @DelhiPolice arrest of #DishaRavi is a dark, regressive message to parents, teachers,schools- keep your kids at home, or else. https://t.co/c5YfEiTerg— Maya Mirchandani (@maya206) February 15, 2021
Arresting 21 year old climate activist #DishaRavi is not only a disgrace it also brings even more light on the incompetent @DelhiPolice & the indian judiciary— ravinder singh (@RaviSinghKA) February 14, 2021
You’re making fools of yourselves, FREE #DishaRavi & the 200 farmers arrested recently! #FarmersProtest @GretaThunberg pic.twitter.com/pEr8b7OAnk
Arrest of 21 yr old Disha Ravi is an unprecedented attack on Democracy. Supporting our farmers is not a crime.— Md Seraj Alam (@MdSerajVidhayak) February 15, 2021
Heart goes out to #DishaRavi who is being used as a pawn to distract local + international coverage away from the Farmers protest. This vile government reminds me of a drunk dad who gets pushed around in the real world, so he comes back home to kick his children to feel powerful.— Ashish K. Mishra (@akm1410) February 15, 2021
I had never seen environmental activists being hounded until #DishaRavi . All this drama after a couple of European celebrities spoke in support of the farmers' movement? Such an insecure government! pic.twitter.com/KWkMm6cQGw— Garima (@j_garima_j) February 14, 2021
Arresting #DishaRavi is like going after the smallest fry. This is no way to deal with youth with strong opinions and contrary to your own.— Disha ravi (perody) (@disha_raviclimt) February 15, 2021
If that be the case, all parents will have to put their kids under arrest.
Incorrect and wrong action to take. @INCIndia @HansrajMeena
While #DishaRavi is in jail for 5 days, #SiddiqueKappan gets 5-day bail. The earnest attempt to balance things in the days of #TooMuchDemocracy almost reminds me of a graceful ballerina doing a pirouette. #ReleaseDishaRavi #ReleaseSiddiqueKappan #StopWitchHuntingofActivists— #IAmNodeepKaur (@Soumi33) February 15, 2021
We are now arresting 21 year old, climate activist for editing an online document? Wah India Wah, the mother of all democracies #DishaRavi— پربھا ਪ੍ਰਬਾ (@deepsealioness) February 14, 2021
Democracy. Is. Dying. Slowly. Imperceptibly. In. Front. Of. Your. Eyes.— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) February 14, 2021
Tool-kit to oppose #DishaRavi arrest.— Saba Naqvi (@_sabanaqvi) February 14, 2021
1. Ask if she had a counsel of choice when 5 day police remand.
2. Amplify the news.
3. Ask if this makes govt look stronger or weaker
4. Keep close scrutiny on police treatment in custody.
The remanding of #DishaRavi to five days police custody without her counsel present, is a shocking abdication of judicial duties, says senior lawyer Rebecca John. #ReleaseDishaRavi pic.twitter.com/GcJonYibRe— Sagarika Ghose (@sagarikaghose) February 14, 2021
In British India, youth were often arrested for helping to organize protests against British regime. They were subjected to humiliation, harrasment, unlawful treatment in prisons. #DishaRavi's arrest is no different— Gaurav Pandhi (@GauravPandhi) February 14, 2021
How would've BJP regime treated Bhagat Singh, if he were alive?
This is #DishaRavi. She is a young environmental activist who wants to help farmers and fight the climate crisis. She should be given awards for her important work, but instead she has been arrested. pic.twitter.com/BdAp6HA4DG— Sanitary Panels (@sanitarypanels) February 14, 2021
On Sunday, Disha denied all allegations made by the police. She told the court that she did not make the Toolkit and that she only wanted to support the farmers.
As of now, she has been sent for a 5-day-custody.