"Considering the scanty&sketchy evidence available on record, I do not find any palpable reasons to breach the general rule of Bail against a 22 years old young lady, with absolutely blemish-free criminal antecedents..", says ASJ Dharmender Rana while giving bail to #DishaRavi. Image
Judge Rana: In my considered opinion creation of a WhatsApp group or being editor of an innocuous Toolkit is not an offence.

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ASJ Rana: Further, since the link with the said toolkit or PJF has not been found to be objectionable, mere deletion of the WhatsApp chat to destroy the evidence linking her with
the toolkit and PJF also becomes meaningless.

ASJ Rana: Nothing on record to suggest that #DishaRavi subscribed to any secessionist idea. Image
ASJ Rana: Further, the prosecution has, except for pointing out that #DishaRavi forwarded the toolkit to Ms. Greta Thunberg, failed to point out how #DishaRavi gave a global audience to the ‘secessionist elements’.
"The perusal of the '#Toolkit' reveals that any call for any kind of violence is conspicuously absent. Citizens are conscience keepers of government in any democratic Nation. They cannot be put behind bars simply because they choose to disagree with the State policies", ASJ Rana. Image
"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", ASJ Rana.

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