Following the arrest of Disha Ravi and others from the woke crowd on charges of preparing a toolkit shared by Greta Thunberg on the movement by rich farmers, Pakistan has joined the anti-India campaign. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party Tehreek-e-Insaf is targeting the Indian government, with the farmers’ movement as a ruse.
The PTI, sharing a news story related to the toolkit case on its Twitter handle, wrote that the Indian government was muzzling all voices raised against it. Attacking the Narendra Modi government directly, Imran Khan’s party wrote, “India under Modi/RSS regime believes in silencing all voices against them as they did in IIOJK (Pakistan refers to Jammu and Kashmir as Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir). Using cricketers & Bollywood celebrities narrative building was shameful enough (sic), but now they have also taken Disha Ravi for custody (sic) over Twitter toolkit case.”
The Tehreek-e-Insaf Party wrote, “The Modi government is suppressing the opposition on the same lines as in Jammu and Kashmir. It is shameful to create a narrative using cricketers and film stars. But now the government has arrested Disha Ravi in the Twitter toolkit case.”
Imran Khan’s party has used #IndiaHijackTwitter for its Twitter campaign.
The Cyber Cell of Delhi Police had arrested Disha Ravi from Bengaluru and the court sent her to police custody for five days. She is accused of collaborating with Nikita Jacob and Shantanu to share the toolkit that Greta Thunberg accidentally divulged and deleted (only to come up with a revised document subsequently).
Police say that when Thunberg accidentally shared the document, Disha Ravi told her she had made a mistake.
The police have said at a press conference today that they had received important information from Google as well. According to Delhi Police, the toolkit was prepared at Nikita Jacob’s house through an email address that Shantanu had created. Disha Ravi later deleted the WhatsApp account created to make the toolkit go viral.
Pakistan had in January rejected New Delhi’s claim that Islamabad and Beijing were backing the ongoing protests by farmers in India. In a news briefing, the country’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri had said that the “baseless and irresponsible” accusations were a continuation of India’s tactic of blaming others for its “internal failings”.