Shocking the Delhi Police, a Delhi court on Tuesday granted bail to climate activist Disha Ravi, arrested for allegedly sharing a ‘toolkit’ related to farmers’ protests on social media, saying that those presented by the police The evidence is ‘meager and incomplete’. The court said that there is no evidence to establish a direct connection between Disha Ravi and the pro-Khalistan activists of the ‘Poetic Justice Foundation’ (PJF). The court said that there is not even a whole lot of evidence to reveal any connection between PFJ or Ravi to the criminals involved in the violence on 26 January.
Further, the court said that there does not appear to be anything that clearly indicates that Disha Ravi has supported any separatist view. The court said that there does not appear to be any direct link between Disha Ravi and the banned organization ‘Sikhs for Justice’.
Additional Sessions Judge Dharmendra Rana granted this relief to Ravi on a personal bond of one lakh rupees and two sureties of the same amount. The court stated that the accused clearly has no criminal history. The judge said, in view of the ‘meager and incomplete evidence’, I could not find any convincing reason for not granting bail for a 22-year-old girl who has no criminal record. The judge said that the observation of the above ‘toolkit’ shows that there is no appeal for any kind of violence in it. The court said, ‘In my view, for any democratic nation, citizens are the custodians of the conscience of government. They cannot be sent to jail simply because they disagree with the policies of the government. The court held that differences, disagreements, protests, dissent, even disapproval on a case are valid tools for determining fairness in state policies. The court said, “Conscious and trying citizens are indisputably a sign of a healthy and vibrant democracy compared to indifferent and silent citizens.” The court said, “Article 19 of the constitution vests the right to express dissatisfaction. I think freedom of speech and expression includes the right to make a global call. ‘ The court said, ‘There are no geographical constraints on communication. A citizen has the fundamental right to use the best means to provide and receive communication. ‘ He said that it is not a crime to create a WhatsApp group or to be the editor of a harmless toolkit.