Kerala, Nov 27: Woman activist Rehana Fathima, who had tried to enter the Sabarimala Temple, has been arrested on Tuesday by the Pathanamthitta Police.
The police held Fathima on charges of allegedly hurting religious sentiment through a Facebook post.
Kerala: Woman activist Rehana Fathima has been arrested by Pathanamthitta Police. The arrest was made on charges of allegedly hurting religious sentiment through a Facebook post. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/WMWoGkGIl1
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Fathima was taken into custody at around 1 pm from BSNL office, Palarivattom, Kochi.
The 31-year-old BSNL engineer was unsuccessful in her bid to enter the Lord Ayyappa shrine after the head priest of the temple threatened to lock the temple door if she entered it.
She faces charges under Sec 153 (A) of IPC. Her anticipatory bail application was rejected by the Kerala high court.