External affairs minister S Jaishankar on Saturday reacted to the toolkit row and expressed concern over what all has come out in the open after the ‘toolkit’ was tweeted by Sweden climate activist Greta Thunberg. “I think it has revealed a lot. We have to see what else comes out,” he said to news agency ANI.
The foreign minister also said that there was a reason why the ministry needed to issue a statement in the wake of farmers’ protest getting international attention, which the ministry said was neither responsible nor accurate.
#WATCH: EAM Dr S Jaishankar speaks on 'Toolkit' matter, says, "It has revealed a lot. We've to wait & see what else comes out. There was a reason why Foreign Ministry reacted to statements which some celebrities gave out on matters on which they obviously didn't know very much." pic.twitter.com/wWmqWtFkL8
— ANI (@ANI) February 6, 2021
“You see there was a reason why the foreign ministry reacted to the statements which some celebrities gave out for whatever the reason on matters which obviously they didn’t know very much,” Jaishankar said.
Earlier, a statement was released by the External Affairs Ministry in which it was said that the ongoing farmers’ protest at Delhi borders against three new farm laws must be seen in the context of democratic ethos and polity of India.
“Before rushing to comment on such matters, we would urge that the facts be ascertained, and a proper understanding of the issues at hand be undertaken. The temptation of sensationalist social media hashtags and comments, especially when resorted to by celebrities and others, is neither accurate nor responsible,” the MEA said its statement.
An FIR has been registered by Delhi Police against unnamed persons in connection with the “toolkit’.
“Toolkit account was being run by a group of Khalistanis. They had decided to conduct a digital strike post the Republic Day incident. We have recovered a document about the planned execution. We have found out that is a copycat execution. As of now, we have registered cases against the authors of that account. The case has been handed over to the cyber cell. Investigations are underway,” Delhi Police Special Commissioner Praveer Ranjan had said.
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