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Farmers Protest: Delhi Police Lodges FIR Based on Greta Thunberg Tweet

Greta Thunberg's tweets in support of the protests near Delhi against farm laws are among the posts that have drawn international attention.

Farmers Protest: Delhi Police Lodges FIR Based on Greta Thunberg Tweet

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 Feb 2021 11:36 AM GMT

NEW DELHI: Based on a tweet by Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, the Cyber Cell of Delhi Police registered an FIR.

According to reports, the FIR was registered after the activist was tweeted her support at the ongoing farmers' agitation in India along with a "Toolkit" to support the farmers.

Greta Thunberg has been accused of "criminal conspiracy and promoting enmity" in a case filed by the Delhi Police over her tweets on the farmer protests.

The charges that the young activist faces are those of conspiracy and "promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language... and acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony."

Meanwhile, soon after the news emerged, Greta Thunberg doubled down on her views with a new tweet: "I still #StandWithFarmers and support their peaceful protest. No amount of hate, threats or violations of human rights will ever change that. #FarmersProtest."

Earlier on February 3, the 18-year-old activist shared a document on the micro-blogging site- Twitter, following which she laned in a bowl full of controversies as the document inadvertently revealed the insidious nature of the global campaign against India.

The document, titled, 'Global Farmer Strike First Wave', implores individuals across the world to be a part of the 'largest protest' in human history.

About the protests on Republic Day, the document, which was clearly prepared before the 26th of January, states, "On 26th January, a major day of globally coordinated actions, Show your support at local physical locations, wherever you are. Either find protests happening in your city/state/country and participate in large (or small) numbers or organize one."

"In addition to the options below, you are encouraged to organise solidarity protests either at/near Indian Embassies, near your local Govt. offices or offices of various multinational Adani and Ambani companies. While we are focusing on the 26th, you are encouraged to continue organising gatherings as and when possible – for this is not going to end anytime soon," it adds.

Notably, after her tweet went viral, the climate activist was quick enough to remove the post and update it with the latest document, in which she wrote, Here's an updated toolkit by people on the ground in India if you want to help. (They removed their previous document as it was outdated.)"

The updated toolkit aims to "enable anyone unfamiliar with the ongoing farmers' protest in India to better understand the situation and make decisions on how to support the farmers based on their own analysis". The document also showed how supporters of the farmers' protest could help on social media and on the ground.

Meanwhile, a section on social media believes that there is a plan at the international level to defame India over the farmers' protest.


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