The Delhi police on Thursday said that it is investigating an “overseas conspiracy” entangled in the farmer protests is not against teen climate activist Greta Thunberg but a “toolkit” that she had tweeted, allegedly linked to a “Khalistani group”. The police stated that the case is to identify the authors of the ‘toolkit’ which was shared on Google Docs and doesn’t name Greta Thunberg. The post shared now stands deleted.
On Wednesday, Thunberg posted the controversial “toolkit” that sought support for the farmers’ Republic Day protests. However, she deleted the tweet soon after, and on Thursday, she said she was sharing an updated toolkit as the previous one was removed as it was outdated.
The police said: “Preliminary enquiry has revealed that the toolkit in question appears to have been created by a pro Khalistani Organisation Poetic Justice Foundation.”
Special Commissioner of Police Praveer Ranjan said: “Taking cognizance of the toolkit, the police has registered a case for spreading disaffection against the government of India (sedition) and disharmony between groups on religious, social and cultural grounds, and criminal conspiracy to give shape to this.”
Ranjan also added that the toolkit exposes the conspiracy by an organized overseas network that aims at instigating the farmers protest. He said: “Toolkit account was being run by a group of Khalistanis. They had decided to conduct a digital strike post the Republic Day incident.”
Delhi Police is set to contact Google to get the IP (internet protocol) address or the location from where the “toolkit” document was created and uploaded.
Soon after the case was filed, Thunberg tweeted that she still stands with farmers and their peaceful protest and no amount of hate, threats, or violation of human rights will change that.