Six days after being released on bail, Ayyappa devotee and activist Rahul Easwar taken into custody

Easwar being taken into custody appears to be consistent with the larger crackdown on devotees of Lord Ayyappa by the communist government in Kerala.

President of Ayyappa Dharma Sena, Rahul Easwar, has been taken into custody under section 153 of the IPC on Sunday. Easwar had asserted that people were ready to spill blood inside the Temple to force it to close down. He was released on bail by a local court only on the 22nd of this month.

Only yesterday, Thomas Isaac, Finance Minister of Kerala, had slammed Easwar on social media.

Easwar took to Twitter to express that the police has not allowed him to have breakfast and making calls.

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Easwar being taken into custody appears to be consistent with the larger crackdown on devotees of Lord Ayyappa by the communist government in Kerala. Even the Kerala High Court took cognizance of the arrests, which number over 2000, and warned that the government will have to pay “heavy price” if any innocents are arrested.

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