Toolkit Case | Nikita Jacob Is a Lawyer Who ‘Spoke for Those Who Can’t’


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Nikita Jacob is a volunteer of global environment movement Extinction Rebellion (XR). Advocate Nikita Jacob, who supposed to be arrested in connection with the Greta Thunberg ‘toolkit’ controversy.

Climate activist Disha Ravi is already in police custody. Nikita Jacob told the Delhi Police that she has done nothing illegal and she never had the intention to incite violence in India. The 30-year-old lawyer stated that the document was simply an “information pack”.

Legal Practice

Nikita Jacob is a Maharashtra-based lawyer, Nikita practices at the Bombay High Court. She is also an alumni of the ILS Law College, Pune, and is enrolled at the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa. She has worked as a Senior Associate (Advocate) at SK Legal Associates and as an Associate at Tatva Legal.

She has served a little over three years at the chambers of Senior Advocate Girish Godbole. Apart from being a lawyer and environment activist, Nikita is very fond of photography, baking and blogging in her free time, and is motivated towards “speaking for those who don’t have the privilege” to do so.

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Environment Activism

Nikita is a volunteer of the global environment movement Extinction Rebellion (XR). She became part of XR approximately two years ago, as per a TOI report.

Nikita is keen in raising awareness while working on the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, slated to be held in Glasgow, in November 2021. Her job entailed consulting experts and activists about environmental impact of various projects.

Nikita said that the ‘toolkit’ primarily focuses on farm issues, the right to express dissent and the larger democracy, and was being prepared by XR India volunteers for presenting the whole picture with a simple breakdown before an international audience.

Nikita also told the Delhi Police that the draft toolkit was shared on the XR WhatsApp group for comments and feedback before being finalized on 22 January and circulated within XR networks.

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