Climate change activist Greta Thunberg’s series of tweets about the ongoing protests from Indian farmers is causing uproar across the country. Amid the turmoil caused, Thunberg shared another tweet about the issue and shared a toolkit asking people to join the protest or help people looking for ways to join the protest. Shortly afterwards, the Delhi police filed an FIR against her. They have charged her under Section 153A (promotion of enmity between different groups based on religion, race) and Section 120B (criminal conspiracy).
Activists Disha Ravi were also arrested, Nikita Jacob and Shantanu were issued arrest warrants in the Greta Thunberg ‘Toolkit’ case. The last two were the editors of the toolkit with a detailed roadmap to spread chaos in India. Jacob is also a member of the Aam Aadmi party. During an investigation, it was revealed that Jacob edited documents before making them viral on social media domains. She later deleted her accounts and reportedly went underground. Disha Ravi, an activist who was arrested in Bengaluru, reportedly helped create the toolkit. Disha is one of the founders of Fridays for Future’s India’s chapter, Greta Thunberg’s NGO.
Speaking of Swedish ‘Andolanjeevi’ Greta Thunberg’s toolkit, it contained step-by-step instructions on how her followers can ‘support’ peasant protests. The toolkit included a detailed roadmap for planning national protests. Basically, this toolkit guides people from every nation and place to join the protest. “Here’s an updated toolkit by people on the ground in India if you want to help,” she wrote.
The earlier toolkit has been removed, so Greta has shared an updated link for everyone to join the protest. She encouraged people around the world to express their solidarity on this issue. She shared some photos and videos with the hashtags #FarmersProtest and #StandWithFarmers. She also suggests tweeting to such tools as @PMOIndia, @nstomar (Minister of Agriculture and Agricultural Welfare), heads of state of the protester and international organizations such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization, as well as the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN. as the World Bank.
Later, she urged people to be wary and participate in Farmer’s March / Parade to Delhi. Greta suggested to NRAs to protest near Indian embassies, government offices, media houses etc. After her arrest, Greta quickly responded to the news in a tweet saying, “I #StandWithFarmers still support their peaceful protest. No amount of hatred, threat or violation of human rights will ever change that. #FarmersProtest. “