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Welcome activism of Disha Ravi, says US climate envoy John Kerry

Apr 09, 2021 16:21 IST | By Editorji News Desk

United States envoy for climate change John Kerry on Thursday said he welcomed the “kind of activism” displayed by Indian activist Disha Ravi, who was arrested on charges of sedition for her alleged role in creating an online document intended to help amplify the farmer protest.

The Indian Express quoted Kerry saying, young people have been key to pushing a lot of adults to do what adults are supposed to do when it comes to climate change and he personally welcomes that kind of activism. He added that human rights have always been a ‘critical issue’ for the United States.

22-year-old climate activist, Disha Ravi was arrested at her home in Bengaluru on February 13, on charges of sedition for her alleged role in the circulation of an online document connected to the farmer protests, which the police claimed was a co-ordinated international conspiracy against India. Disha was granted bail on February 23, due to scanty evidence.

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