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Do not hurt religious sentiments, Kerala HC tells activist Rehana Fathima after granting her bail


Kochi, Dec 15 (PTI): The Kerala High Court on Friday granted conditional bail to social activist Rehana Fathima, who was arrested for allegedly posting controversial remarks on Lord Ayyappa devotees and Sabarimala on social media.

Granting the bail, Justice Sunil Thomas directed her to furnish a personal bond of Rs 50,000 along with two sureties for the like amount.

She was also directed to not enter the Pamba police station limits for three months and not hurt religious sentiments of other communities.

Fathima (39), who unsuccessfully tried to visit the Lord Ayyappa temple in October, had submitted that the Constitution guaranteed freedom of speech and she should be granted bail "in the interest of justice".

Fathima is an accused in a case registered by the Pathnamthitta police for offences punishable 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).

She had allegedly posted some pictures on her Facebook account and written her opinion which hurt the religious sentiments of Lord Ayyappa devotees.

Fathima, a BSNL employee, was arrested from her office here on November 27 and remanded to judicial custody.

Her bail plea was rejected by the judicial magistrate at Pathnamthitta earlier.

Fathima had courted controversy when she attempted to trek to Sabarimala, along with Hyderabad-based journalist Kavitha, during the 'thulamasa' puja in October.

The Supreme Court had on September 28 pronounced a verdict permitting women of all ages to offer prayers at the Lord Ayyappa shrine.


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  • Rauf, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 15 2018

    Kannada word "Sundari" means Beautiful , and Arabic word "Jameela " means Beautiful.
    Both names are being used by respective religions while naming ceremony of children.

    So, we cannot conclude who belongs to which religion with their names. Everyone has their own choices.

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  • JR, MANGALORE

    Sat, Dec 15 2018

    TEMPLE VISITS TO BE RESTRICTED TO THE PRACTICE FOLLOWED OVER A PERIOD OF TIME AND NO COURTS NEED TO GET INVOLVED IN SUCH MATTERS WHEN THERE ARE CASES IN LACS SEEKING SOLUTION ARE PENDING BEFORE THE COURTS. COURTS MEANT FOR GIVING SOLUTIONS BUT NOT FOR CREATING PROBLEMS. SHABARIMALA ISSUE HAS CREATED A LOT OF PROBLEMS UNCALLED FOR .

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  • Prabhu, Karkala

    Sat, Dec 15 2018

    Charbi

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  • Raju, Karkala

    Sat, Dec 15 2018

    Handover her to UP police or Security agencoof J & K. They well solve this problem in one hour.

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  • ARIF, MANGALORE

    Sat, Dec 15 2018

    If modi allows ladies to enter shabrimale ..then what does it mean..will saffron terrorist call for bandh????

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  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 15 2018

    When she talked against Islam all fascist minded here rallied behind her , now why these people blaming Islam?

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  • Suman, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 15 2018

    Boda Sheera ?lol

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  • ummar, mangalore

    Sat, Dec 15 2018

    Naam Se Koyi edaar Musalmaan Nahi hothaa..

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Sat, Dec 15 2018

    I am confused when the Supreme court instructed her not to hurt the sentiments of "other communities".

    My question is why only "Other communities"?; Why not "Any community"?

    My second observation is- As she has called herself a devotee of Ayyappa swamy, she is no more a Muslim. So she is hurting the sentiments of her own religion?

    My next question is- What if the followers of a particular religion are practicing something that is against their own religion. What is considered as the religion by the Supreme court? Is it the religious practices of the followers or the original religion itself?

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  • Aravind, Blr

    Sat, Dec 15 2018

    So who wrote the original religion?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Dec 15 2018

    The Creator ...

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  • Zahoor Ahmed, Karkala

    Sat, Dec 15 2018

    Your creator

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  • Aravind, Blr

    Sat, Dec 15 2018

    That's a revelation.

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Sat, Dec 15 2018

    @ Aravind,

    Better ask the followers of the religion. I don't feel like commenting on about who wrote the other religious books. But I have complete faith that Islam is the religion prescribed by the Almighty to all human beings; and The Quran is the collection of verses revealed by the Almighty Allah.

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Sat, Dec 15 2018

    Original religion means as per the religious scriptures; which is the basis of a religion/ religious belief.

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  • Rao, Udupi

    Sat, Dec 15 2018

    All these activists think that they are the only one having brain and others do not.

    So they talk whatever they want without any sensitivity. They do not care of the consequences.

    High Court gave nice piece of advise to these activists.

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 15 2018

    Is Fatima having gutts to enter the Moque during prayer, brain less lady.first look at her own ,

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  • Zahoor Ahmed, Karkala

    Sat, Dec 15 2018

    Islam allows women to enter Masjid. Praying at Masjid is not compulsory for women. So Normally women offers prayer in home.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Sat, Dec 15 2018

    The ruling party was claiming that she had converted to Hinduism with the blessings of Sangh Parivar outfits. How come a converted Hindu got expelled from Islam religion. Total confusion. She and her likes should have been deported from Kerala to preserve communal harmony.

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  • Rajesh, Udupi

    Sat, Dec 15 2018

    Rehana Fathima converted and went to ayyappa?
    Mary Sweety also converted ?
    who else?

    Try harder to peddle such lies.. dont apply mi

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 15 2018

    women r requesting worshipping rights in every temples. s.c. agreed. what makes u men barring women from their worshipping rights?????????

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  • Sathish Shetty, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 15 2018

    You for forgotten our blue boy RAGA.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 15 2018

    u have forgotten blue old man snooping women.

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  • PEDDA GUNDOO, MANGALURU

    Sat, Dec 15 2018

    This lady has more to do in her own religion and solve the conflict in her own religion ! called peaceful religion in the world. Wherever they go these peace lovers will destroys others peace. She should go Afghanistan as teacher for the peaceful college / university. SC is interfering in everything should keep away itself from the religion and customs where so called judiciary works on facts not on emotions

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  • Shihaz, Kerala

    Sat, Dec 15 2018

    She has converted to hindu her husband is hindu,so dont balme religion here.she is activist.make your homework well when blaming on other religion.

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  • Sathish Shetty, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 15 2018

    So called self styled intellectuals and activists are classified as religion is money and obey the order who pays.

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  • Ummar, Santhekatte

    Sat, Dec 15 2018

    @ ಪೆದ್ದ,
    Name suits your knowledge. Congrats.
    By name of her you want to give wrong info of Muslims. But God has other thoughts. In the process you said very bad words to her religion. For you info she is a Hindu.

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Sat, Dec 15 2018

    @ Pedda,

    There is no conflict in Islam. Because we follow our religious scriptures in case of any conflict; and women are allowed to enter the masjid for prayers according to our scriptures.

    What does your scriptures say? Allowed or not allowed? Please explain why
    Is the conflict.

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