The cyber cell of Delhi Police on Thursday registered an FIR based on a tweet by Swedish teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg where she had supported the ongoing farmers’ agitation in India.
However, Greta has not been named in the FIR though the case refers to “criminal conspiracy and promoting enmity.”
Greta Thunberg’s tweets in support of the protests near Delhi against farm laws are among many posts that have drawn international attention over the past two days to the farmers’ agitation that began late-November.
The charges mentioned in the FIR are conspiracy and “promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language… and acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony.”
Soon after the news emerged, Greta Thunberg doubled down on her views with a new tweet:
“I still #StandWithFarmers and support their peaceful protest. No amount of hate, threats or violations of human rights will ever change that. #FarmersProtest.”
The 18-year-old’s first tweet came on Tuesday night, soon after pop star Rihanna posted a one-line comment.
Earlier, the ministry of external affairs had issued a statement slamming foreign individuals and entities for comments on the ongoing farmer protests and said it is “unfortunate to see vested interest groups trying to enforce their agenda on these protests, and derail them.”