The police in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta district on Tuesday arrested activist Rehana Fathima for allegedly hurting religious sentiments through a Facebook post. She was arrested from Kochi, and is being taken to the Pathanamthitta police station for interrogation, The News Minute reported.
The Pathanamthitta Police filed a case against the Ernakulam-based activist on October 22 for allegedly attempting to spread religious hatred on social media. They acted on the Sabarimala Samrakshana Samithi’s complaints about her Facebook posts.
Fathima had tried to enter the Sabarimala temple on October 19, when it opened for the first time after the Supreme Court had struck down a ban on the entry of women of menstruating age. Unidentified men on motorcycles had vandalised Fathima’s home in Kochi while she was on her way to the temple.