Today News Online Service
New Delhi, February 4
Taking cognisance of her tweets in support of farmers’ agitation in India, Delhi Police have registered a case against Swedish teen climate campaigner Greta Thunberg under Sections 120B and 153-A of the Indian Penal Code (OPC) on charges of “criminal conspiracy and promoting enmity”.
On February 3, the teen activist took to the microblogging site to express her concerns over farmers’ agitation and shared a post stating solidarity with the farmers. Sources said the Delhi Police has registered a case against Greta under Section 120B and 153-A of the IPC.
It is to be noted here that Greta’s tweets in support of the farmers’ protests against the three recently enacted farm laws are among many posts that have drawn international attention over the past two days.
According to the sources the charges that the young activist now faces include “conspiracy” and “promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language… and acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony”.
As the news of her being booked by the Delhi Police, Greta posted a new tweet saying: “I still #StandWithFarmers and support their peaceful protest. No amount of hate, threats or violations of human rights will ever change that. #FarmersProtest.”
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) February 4, 2021
The teenager’s first tweet came on Tuesday night, soon after pop star Rihanna posted a one-line comment sharing a CNN story. “We stand in solidarity with the #FarmersProtest in India,” Greta wrote, sharing the same CNN story about the protests and the government restricting Internet near protest sites.
— Licypriya Kangujam (@LicypriyaK) February 4, 2021
Today, the Swedish climate activist also shared a “toolkit” advising people on how to show support for the protests. Sources in Delhi Police said it “exposes the conspiracy by an organised overseas network” to instigate the farmer protests.