Kochi: Activist Rehana Fathima who attempted to enter the Sabarimala temple was expelled by Kerala Muslim Jama’ath Council for “hurting the sentiments of lakhs of Hindu devotees.”
The Muslim body president A Poonkunju in a press conference this Saturday confirmed the same along with directing the Ernakulam Central Muslim Jama’ath to expel activist Rehana and her family from the membership of Mahallu. He further added that Ms. Fathima “has no right to use a Muslim name”.
“Her act hurt lakhs of Hindu devotees,” the official statement read.
While the activist made attempt to reach the temple under heavy Police protection, here at her residence, some unidentified men allegedly vandalized her house located in Panambilly Nagar on Friday, NDTV reports.
Last year a mother of two and currently a BSNL employee, Ms. Fathima, has stirred controversy after she posed topless with only watermelons to cover herself against a Kozhikode-based college professor’s statement who compared women’s assets to watermelons.
A case has been registered against the activist in Pathanamthitta for hurting religious sentiments.