“I’m waiting to give her a hug once she gets home.”
It was Manjula Nanjaiah, the mother of activist Disha Ravi, shortly after her daughter was released on bail by a Delhi court in the Toolbox case on Tuesday night.
Talk to The Indian Express, Manjula said: “It has been difficult for anyone, but when our children haven’t done anything wrong, why do we have to be afraid?
We must stand with our children as they fight for truth and justice. “
Bangalore-based Disha, 22, was arrested by Delhi police on February 14 for her alleged role in preparing a toolkit on the farmers’ protest which was tweeted by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.
“I want to thank everyone, especially the legal team, who were with her to help her. I have confidence in our legal system. As our daughter had done nothing wrong, we were confident that she would get a bond, ”said Manjula, a housewife who stays in Chikkabanavara, about 30 km from Bengaluru town, with Disha and their dog. Sammy. Disha’s father, Ravi Annappa, a track and field coach, is based in Mysuru but has remained with Manjula since their daughter’s arrest.
Asked about the allegations against Disha, Manjula said, “The truth will always prevail. Why should we fear when my daughter hasn’t done anything wrong? It only supported farmers and was good for society.
According to Manjula, Disha’s friends have been a pillar of support for the past nine days. “I have no words to describe their support. They were with us during this difficult time. I can say that Disha’s friends are a gift from God to our family and to Disha, ”said Manjula.
Asked about their conversations when Disha called from Delhi, Manjula said, “My daughter was very confident and when we talked to her on the phone she always told us not to be afraid. She gave us strength and support. Therefore, we were able to manage. We were only concerned about her safety and asked if she had food on time as she was never far from us. She has always been with us since birth. This is the first time she has moved away from us.
Referring to the support for Disha from all over the world, Manjula said: “I want to thank them all and I must not forget to thank all my neighbors and my family who are in the village for their support. They know who Disha is and what she was doing for the company.
Later, speaking to reporters, Manjula said: “She is a strong girl… When children are on the right track, parents should support them.” –(With ENS / Bengaluru)
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