Over 300 alumni of Mount Carmel Faculty in Bengaluru have written a letter of help and condemned the arrest of fellow alumnus Disha Ravi by the Delhi Police. Ms Ravi faces allegations that she was considered one of a number of individuals who ready a “toolkit” to create disturbances over the protest by farmers. She was arrested by Delhi Police final week and brought to the nationwide capital. The way of her arrest and the costs have been condemned by the alumni as frivolous.
Ms Ravi is a local weather activist and her unverified Twitter account – being dealt with by a pal since her arrest – describes her as a “youth local weather activist” and the founding father of Fridays For Future India, a bunch reportedly related to Greta Thunberg’s local weather advocacy group Fridays For Future.
“We, the alumni of Mount Carmel Faculty, condemn the arrest of our fellow alum Disha Ravi by the Delhi Police. The blatant focusing on of a younger girl citizen expressing her help with the nation’s protesting farmers is horrifying and fully unacceptable. We demand that the Delhi Police launch her and the Bangalore police and Karnataka governments act to guard the constitutional rights of a lady resident of the state of Karnataka,” mentioned the letter of help signed by 330 alumni of Mount Carmel Faculty.
“…As everyone knows, the horrible influence of local weather change can’t be ignored as evidenced by the continuing catastrophe at Uttarakhand the place tons of of persons are believed to be buried lifeless. It’s these sorts of environmental disasters, enabled by the weakening of the provisions of the Atmosphere Affect Evaluation, that Ms Ravi has labored to carry to public consideration,” the alumni mentioned of their letter.
“Her sense of historical past is outstanding as she has drawn not solely from her private, familial historical past of farmer-grandparents and the difficulties they suffered as a result of influence of local weather change on agricultural practices. She has additionally drawn her inspiration to protest and lend her voice to farmers’ protests within the nation from the best of individuals’s actions in India – the Independence battle.
“By way of her work, Disha stands as a mannequin to emulate. Her arrest, we imagine, is a strategy to browbeat younger, articulate girls – which Mount Carmel Faculty has produced for generations – into silent submission. We unconditionally categorical help to her and her household on this time of misery and are pleased with the work she has undertaken within the subject of local weather change activism,” the alumni mentioned.