The National Students Union of India (NSUI) agitated against the arrest of environmental activist Disha Ravi here on Wednesday, alleging that the government was “tampering with fascist techniques” to end democratic protests in the country.
Members of the student wing of the Congress shouted slogans against the BJP-led Center and the Delhi Police for “authoritarian taunts over the supporters and supporters of the farmers’ movement”.
NSUI President Neeraj Kundan alleged that the Bengaluru-based climate activist was arrested and brought to Delhi without a transit warrant.
“This government playing with fascist techniques to pacify democratic opposition is nothing new. By waging war against the students and youth of India, the authoritarian face of (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi has once again come to the fore.
“Of the 191 cases filed after this government came to power, only four are sedition cases. The government uses strict laws and abuses them to silence all dissident voices,” he said in a statement.
Ms. Ravi was arrested by the Delhi Police from Bengaluru on Saturday for creating and sharing a toolkit in support of the farmers’ movement against St. Ravi’s new agricultural laws.
Delhi Police said on Monday that Ms. Ravi had teamed up with Mumbai-based lawyer Nikita Jacob and Pune engineer Shantanu Muluk to share a toolkit that was shared with others to tarnish India’s image and collaborate with Khalistani elements did.
The NSUI said that the government has “ignored the true essence of democracy” and its “Hitlership attitude” has ruined the country’s image, saying it should look into the affairs of Kapil Mishra and Anurag Thakur, who He was accused of inciting violence in Delhi last year. .
“We advise the government to put these people behind bars, who are supporting the protest of the farmers, rather than shut them down,” it said.
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