New Delhi: Three-time BJP MP PC Mohan on Sunday drew a parallel between climate activist Disha Ravi and terrorists Ajmal Kasab and Burhan Wani. Stating that ‘age is just a number’, the BJP leader in a tweet, asserted that no one was above the law. “Burhan Wani was a 21-year-old. Ajmal Kasab was a 21-year-old. Age is just a number! Law will take its own course. A Crime is a crime”, tweeted the BJP MP. His tweet comes after the Delhi Police arrested Disha Ravi for her alleged role in the infamous ‘toolkit’ which, according to them was behind the January 26 violence in the national capital. The investigators have claimed that she (Disha Ravi) was the one who shared the Toolkit Doc with Greta Thunberg. The “toolkit” is a term activists use for a campaign information document. Also Read - What Are The Allegations of Delhi Police Against 21-year-old Disha Ravi | Details Here
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How Opposition Reacted?
Reacting sharply to the arrest of Disha Ravi, the 21-year-old activist from Bengaluru, for her alleged involvement in sharing the ‘toolkit’ related to the farmers’ protests, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor shared a picture of disgraced J&K DSP Davinder Singh who is out on bail and said,” Activists in jail while accused terrorists are on bail. Wondering how our authorities would commemorate this case on the anniversary of Pulwama attack? You have the answer in this pair of headlines.”
Echoing similar remarks, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram said,”I strongly condemn the arrest of Disha Ravi and urge all students and youth to raise their voices to protest against the authoritarian regime. A ‘took kit’ to support the farmers’ protest is more dangerous than the intrusion by Chinese troops into Indian territory! India is becoming the theatre of the absurd and it is sad that the Delhi Police has become a tool of the oppressors.”
He added, “The Indian state must be standing on very shaky foundations if Disha Ravi, a 22 year old student of Mount Carmel college and a climate activist, has become a threat to the nation.”
CPI(M) leader also lambasted the Narendra Modi-led centre over the arrest of Disha Ravi. He said,”Modi regime thinks by arresting a grand daughter of farmers, under Sedition, it can weaken the farmers’ struggles.In fact, it will awaken the youth of the country and strengthen the struggles for democracy.”