Kerala High Court grants conditional bail to Rehana Fathima

Two women forced to return from Sabarimala temple
Sabarimala: Police escort one of the two women to Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala, Kerala on Oct 19, 2018. The two women, Kavitha and Rehna Fathima, made it almost 500 metres short of the sanctum sanctorum of the temple before being forced back by a wall of male devotees and priests who blocked their way. (Photo: IANS)

Pathanamthitta, Dec 14: The Kerala High Court today granted conditional bail to Rehana Fathima, the activist and suspended BSNL employee who was arrested on charges of allegedly hurting religious sentiment.

Fathima, who had tried to enter the Sabarimala Temple, was held by the Pathanamthitta Police on November 27.

She was arrested for hurting religious sentiment through a Facebook post.

The activist faces charges under Sec 153 (A) of IPC.

The 31-year-old BSNL engineer was unsuccessful in her bid to enter the Lord Ayyappa shrine after the head priest threatened to lock the temple door if she entered it.

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