Kerala Activist Rehana Fathima, Arrested For Hurting Religious Sentiments, Suspended from BSNL

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File picture of activist Rehana Fathima | (Photo Credits: ANI)

Kottayam, November 27: Kerala activist Rehana Fathima has been suspended from her publish of Telecom technician on the BSNL. The state-owned firm acted in opposition to her shortly after she was arrested for “hurting religious sentiments”.

Fathima, 32, was booked after a Sabarimala devotee complained in opposition to her for posting “defamatory” content material on social media. Subsequently, a case was filed at by police in Pathanamthitta underneath IPC Section 295A (deliberate and malicious acts, meant to outrage spiritual emotions of any class by insulting its faith or spiritual beliefs).

Considering the protest in opposition to her by devotees of Lord Ayyappa and BJP activists, the BSNL had earlier transferred her to the Palarivattom phone trade within the metropolis the place public contact will not be required.

An issue had erupted in Kerala after Fathima made an try to enter the Sabarimala temple when it was opened for month-to-month puja in October following the Supreme Court order permitting entry of ladies within the age group of 10-50.

Anticipating arrest, she had moved the excessive court docket in search of anticipatory bail, nevertheless it was rejected. Dismissing the plea, the court docket had directed that police might take applicable steps within the case.

Fathima, who was additionally a part of the ‘Kiss of Love’ motion in Kochi in 2014 in opposition to alleged ethical policing, was among the many two girls who had reached the hilltop on October 19 however needed to return earlier than reaching the sanctum sanctorum as a result of huge protests by Ayyappa devotees.

Fathima and Hyderabad-based journalist Kavitha have been taken to the hills underneath heavy police safety. Some younger girls who tried to enter the temple have been focused by devotees when the temple was opened for six days on October 17 for the primary time after the apex court docket order.

On September 28, the Supreme court docket had lifted the centuries-old ban on the entry of ladies of menstrual age into the shrine, however a bit of devotees is protesting the choice.

(With company inputs)

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