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No Reason (Given) To Keep 22-Year-Old In Custody': Disha Ravi Gets Bail

The Delhi Police has accused Disha Ravi and activists Nikita Jacob and Shantanu Muluk of collaborating with the pro-Khalistani group Poetic Justice Foundation for creating the "toolkit" .

All IndiaEdited by Chandrashekar SrinivasanUpdated: February 23, 2021 5:03 pm IST
 

Disha Ravi was arrested from her home in Bengaluru last week (File)

 
 
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New Delhi: 

Disha Ravi, the 22-year-old climate activist arrested February 13 in connection with the "toolkit" case, was granted bail by a Delhi Sessions Court on Tuesday afternoon - subject to provision of two sureties of  1 lakh each.

"Considering the scanty and sketchy evidence on record, I do not find any palpable reason to breach the rule of bail for a 22-year-old girl who has absolutely no criminal antecedent," Additional Sessions Judge Dharmendra Rana said in his bail order.

Shortly afterwards a second judge - Pankaj Sharma, the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate of the Patiala House Court - disposed off a Delhi Police application seeking extended custody; the police had sought further four days of custody.

Ms Ravi has already spent six days in police custody and two in jail.

Bail was granted today after the court reserved its order on Saturday.

In today's brief hearing Ms Ravi's counsel stressed that she had no links with the Khalistani movement, and that a case of sedition could not be sustained.

Delhi Police, opposing grant of bail, said Ms Ravi could tamper evidence if she were to be released.

In last week's hearing Judge Rana had picked holes in the argument that Ms Ravi and two others - activist Shantanu Muluk and lawyer Nikita Jacob - were in league with secessionists and conspiring to cause violence during the farmers' Republic Day tractor rally

The judge dubbed Delhi Police's reasoning "conjecture".

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/activist-disha-ravi-arrested-in-toolkit-case-granted-bail-by-delhi-court-says-her-lawyer-2376843?pfrom=home-ndtv_topscroll

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Sedition For "Government's Vanity" Not Ok: Disha Ravi Verdict

Disha Ravi case: A Delhi court, while granting her bail, made strong remarks in favour of freedom of speech and expression and right to dissent in the country.

All IndiaReported by Arvind GunasekarUpdated: February 23, 2021 6:13 pm IST
Sedition For 'Government's Vanity' Not Ok: Disha Ravi Verdict

Disha Ravi was arrested on February 13 from Bengaluru (File)

 
 
 
New Delhi: Disha Ravi, the 22-year-old climate activist who was arrested from Bengaluru in the "Toolkit" case earlier this month, has been granted bail. A Delhi court, while granting her bail, made strong remarks in favour of freedom of speech and expression and right to dissent in the country. "The offence of sedition cannot be invoked to minister to the wounded vanity of the governments," the court said.

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  1. "The resistance to the bail plea seems to be more of ornamental in nature…Considering the scanty and sketchy evidence available on record, I do not find any palpable reasons to breach the general rule of 'Bail' against a 22-year-old young lady, with absolutely blemish free criminal antecedents and having firm roots in the society, and send her to jail."

  2. "In the absence of any evidence to the effect that the applicant/accused agreed or shared a common purpose to cause violence on 26.01.2021 with the founders of PJF (Poetic Justice Foundation), it cannot be presumed by resorting to surmises or conjectures that she also supported the secessionist tendencies or the violence caused on 26.01.2021, simply because she shared a platform with people, who have gathered to oppose the legislation. There is not even an iota of evidence brought to my notice connecting the perpetrators of the violence on 26.01.2021 with the said PJF or the applicant/accused."

  3. "The perusal of the said 'Toolkit' reveals that any call for any kind of violence is conspicuously absent. In my considered opinion, citizens are conscience keepers of the government in any democratic nation. They cannot be put behind the bars simply because they choose to disagree with the State policies."

  4. "Even our founding fathers accorded due respect to the divergence of opinion by recognising the freedom of speech and expression as an inviolable fundamental right. The right to dissent is firmly enshrined under Article 19 of The Constitution of India."

  5. "In my considered opinion the freedom of speech and expression includes the right to seek a global audience. There are no geographical barriers on communication. A Citizen has the fundamental rights to use the best means of imparting and receiving communication, as long as the same is permissible under the four corners of law and as such have access to audience abroad".

  6. https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/top-quotes-of-disha-ravi-verdict-cant-be-put-behind-bars-for-2376940?pfrom=home-ndtv_topscroll

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Ade america 🇺🇸 lo piligrims natives ni genocide chesaru ante “Tella” descendants kante migrated converts ki manalni literally “Traitor” ani frame 🖼 chese batch unaru 

 

India ni balkanize chese plan veste 1 day li bail anta 🤣 


idi mana reality!

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