Kochi : The High Court today turned down anticipatory bail plea submitted by activist Rehana Fathima in connection with case regarding spreading religious hatred.
Pathanamthita police had charged a non-bailable offence against Rehana for hurting Hindu sentiments, by putting up social media post showing her in suggestive pose, dressed in Sabarimala pilgrimage attire.
Like a few other women Rehana tried to trek the hill and visit Sabarimala shrine amid a ring of hundred policemen thrown about her. However she could not enter the temple after the priest shut the shrine saying pooja for the day was over.
Rehana caught headlines last year after dancing on the streets of Thrissur as “pen puli”(tigress) in puli kali – a traditional all-male ritualistic dance performance during Onam.
She also appeared bare chested with melons placed on breasts, in reaction to a professor’s comments that women should use melons to cover themselves.
The apex communal council also noted her nude role in film Eka to mark displeasure.
Rehana struck a suggestive pose dressed in Sabirimala pilgrim attire, in a post she put out on Facebook.
In the last of her controversy series, she trekked the holy hill of Sabarimala with a ring of hundred policemen thrown about her, but failed to enter the temple after the priest shut down gateway there, just minutes before she reached there.