Sabarimala row: Activist Rehana Fathima arrested for her FB post

Thiruvananthapuram: Activist Rehana Fathima who was in headlines for her Sabarimala trek was arrested on Tuesday on charges of hurting religious sentiments with a Facebook book.

The Pathanamthitta police arrested Ms. Fathima from her house in Kochi and is currently in for questioning.

Though her attempt to enter Sabarimala dressed as a devotee failed, a case was registered against her by the Sabarimala Samrakshana Samithi for putting up “communally divisive” post on FB where she had donned the Ayyappa devotee look.

Her post on September 30 dressed as an Ayyappa devotee wearing a rudraksha and sporting a patta, with the caption ‘Tatvamasi’ landed her in trouble, News18 reports.

She has been booked under Section 295A of the Indian Penal Code (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs).