Rehana Fathima arrested, and BSNL suspends hertext_fields
Thiruvanthapuram: The Kerala police on Tuesday arrested gender equality and women’s right activist Rehana Fathima on charges of attempting to disrupt public peace by posting on social media controversial comments about Ayyappa devotees.
Police nabbed the 39-year-old from her office in Kochi and produced before a court in Pathanamthitta.
Rehana has been booked under Section 153(a) of IPC for, “creating communal disharmony and enmity between groups by the written word and visible representations in the digital world” reports The Hindu.
Kerala High Court earlier had declined her plea for anticipatory bail.
Rehana was one of the first women to attempt to trek Sabarimala in October.
Meanwhile, BSNL Ernakulam regional office where Rehana is working has placed her under suspension.