Kerala based Muslim body, Jama-ath council has expelled activist Rehana Fathima and her family for hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus, regarding the ongoing Sabarimala controversy. The decision comes after Rehana along with a few friends forcefully tried to enter the temple despite strong opposition from the Lord Ayyappa devotees.
The Jama-ath Council in a press release alleged that Rehana Fathima has been expelled from the community for trying to enter Sabarimala which was against the religious sentiments of lakhs of Hindus.
Fathima had also participated in the infamous ‘Kiss of love’ movement. The council said that she does not deserve to bear a Muslim name and urged the state government to take action against her under section 153A for hurting religious sentiments.
On Friday, Sabarimala witnessed dramatic scenes as Rehana Fathima along with journalist Kavitha Jakkala started trekking from Pamba. Amid tight police security and led by IG Sreejith, the team reached the Nadapandal. However owing to protest and pressure from the chief priest, the plan was aborted at the last level.
Kerala Devasom Minister Kadakapally Surendran told the media that activists should not come to Sabarimala to prove a point. He also warned the police that they should have done proper background verification before accompanying people to Sabarimala.