Sabarimala protests: BSNL suspends activist Rehana Fathima hours after arrest

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Fatima (left) is a Telecom technician within the state-owned Telecom firm. (File Express Photo)

State-run telco BSNL on Tuesday suspended activist Rehana Fathima hours after she was arrested by the Pathanamthitta Police on expenses of injuring non secular sentiments of individuals of Kerala. Fatima is a Telecom technician within the state-owned Telecom firm. In October this 12 months, she had tried to enter Sabarimala Temple in Kerala after the Supreme Court in its judgement allowed girls of all ages to enter the Ayyappa temple.

“A case under section 295(a) has been registered. She will be produced before a magistrate soon,” G Sunil Kumar, Inspector of Police, Pathanamthitta, was quoted as saying by Indian Express. The arrest was made after a neighborhood court docket rejected an anticipatory bail petition filed by Fathima within the case.

An activist and mannequin, Fathima, participated within the “Kiss of Love” motion in 2014 in Kochi towards alleged ethical policing. She and one other girl had reached the hilltop however had been compelled to return earlier than reaching the holy place after large protests by Ayyappa devotees.

She together with journalist Kavitha had gone to the hills with heavy police safety. Her home was additionally reportedly attacked by unidentified individuals when she was making an attempt to climb the holy hills. Fatima, who’s a mom of two, had final 12 months kicked up a storm by posing for topless pictures with watermelons. She was protesting towards an announcement by Kozhikode -based professor’s who had in contrast girls’s breasts to watermelons.

Read right here: Sabarimala row: Activist Rehana Fathima arrested for allegedly ‘hurting religious sentiments’

In September this 12 months, a Supreme Court bench, headed by the then chief justice Dipak Misra, lifted the ban on the entry of ladies of menstrual age within the shrine however a piece of devotees proceed to the choice.

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