Friday, June 18, 2021
Home Law Kerala govt backed entry of 'activist' Bindu Ammini into Sabarimala, says Kerala HC while...

Kerala govt backed entry of ‘activist’ Bindu Ammini into Sabarimala, says Kerala HC while granting bail to two Hindu activists: Details

Granting bail to the two accused, a Bench of Justice B Sudheendra Kumar found that the allegations against BJP/RSS workers Prateesh Viswanath and CC Rajagopal appeared to be tainted with malafide.

In a significant order, the Kerala High Court on Thursday noted that the entry of women activists to Sabarimala Temple was a controversial issue and observed that the Kerala government supported the entry of activist women to Sabarimala Temple, reports Live Law.

Hearing the bail application of two persons accused of spraying ‘chemical spray’ on activist Bindu Ammini who had planned to desecrate Sabarimala, the Kerala High Court noted that it is not disputed that the Kerala Government was on one side and the RSS, BJP, and many Hindu organisations were on the other side of the Sabarimala issue.

“The RSS/BJP and many Hindu organisations protested against the entry of activist women to Sabarimala Temple. However, the Government of Kerala supported the entry of activist women to Sabarimala Temple,” said Kerala High Court.

Most importantly, the Kerala High Court also admitted that the Bindu Ammini was an ‘activist’ and not a devotee.

Granting bail to the two accused, a Bench of Justice B Sudheendra Kumar found that the allegations against BJP/RSS workers Prateesh Viswanath and CC Rajagopal appeared to be tainted with malafide.

“When viewed the above facts in the light of the admitted fact that the appellants are leaders/supporters of RSS/BJP, who opposed the entry of women activists to Sabarimala Temple, it appears that the allegations raised against the appellants by the victim before the police are prima facie tainted with malafide,” read Kerala High Court order.

No case against appellants as there is no evidence, says Kerala High Court

‘Activist’ Bindu Ammini, who had attempted to desecrate the Sabarimala’s age-old tradition barring women in the 10-50 age group to enter the shrine, had accused the two Hindu activists of spraying ‘chemical’ spray while waiting near the Ernakulam police commissioner’s office on November 26 seeking police protection to enter the Sabarimala shrine.

The alleged incident had taken place in the backdrop of the Supreme Court’s verdict allowing women entry into Sabarimala temple. The Supreme Court had refused to issue police protection to ‘activists’ like Bindu Ammini, who sought to enter the temple, stating that the issue was ’emotive’.

In her complaint, Ammini had claimed that a group of around five persons including the two appellants, Pratheesh R and CC Rajagopal, had approached her chanting the Ayyappa hymns, after which one person sprayed the substance on her. In her subsequent statement, she had claimed that the activists had touched her body in the presence of the public and humiliated her by calling ‘Urban Naxal’.

After referring to witness statements, statements made by Ammini and the audiovisual recording, the High Court concluded that no case against the appellants was disclosed from the material. The Kerala High Court pointed out that media persons were present at the spot, yet there was no visual showing Pratheesh and Rajagopal along with the first accused.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

“Law of land is supreme, not your policies”: Parliamentary committee to Twitter after its officials said they follow the company’s policies

When the committee asked what Twitter follows, Indian law or own policies, company officials replied that they follow their policies

TISS research paper calls Kashmir ‘India occupied’, blames Indian Army for domestic violence in Kashmiri society

A dissertation paper by a student at TISS-Hyderabad has come under the scanner for calling Kashmir "India occupied Kashmir".

Ghaziabad fake ‘hate crime’: Police send notice to Twitter India MD for ‘provoking communal unrest’, ask him to appear within a week

UP Police had registered an FIR against Twitter India MD and 7 others in the Loni fake hate crime case for spreading lies.

Information about a fictitious train on ‘reliable’ Wikipedia, picked up by websites and academic journals: Here is how it originated

A 2016 edit about fictional Mashriq-Maghreb Express was removed from the East Pakistan Railway's Wikipedia page in 2020 only

‘Being targeted because I am Muslim’: SP leader Umed Idris plays victim card after giving Ghaziabad incident a communal spin

SP leader Umed Idris was booked by Ghaziabad police on May 17 for giving the Loni incident a communal spin in his Facebook video.

4 arrested in Hiranandani society fake vaccine scam, Tips Films, another production house were duped too: Reports

4 persons have been arrested by the Kandivali Police in the fake vaccination drive case. They have been sent to judicial custody till June 25.

Recently Popular

Pakistani audience go ballistic over Zee5 web series featuring Muslim girl-Indian Hindu boy love story, call it ‘haram’

The Pakistani web series features the love story between a Pakistani Muslim girl and Indian Hindu boy who have both lost their fathers to the conflict between the two nations.

Republic TV issues statement over Arnab Goswami’s disappearance from the news network: Here is what they said

Arnab Goswami was last seen on May 2 during a discussion on West Bengal assembly polls. He will make a return on Monday.

Dhruv Rathee fans mark YouTuber Karolina Goswami for targeted harassment after she exposed his lies

After Karolina Goswami pointed out the factual errors and mistakes in the Dhruv Rathee video, Rathee's supporters have been harassing and abusing Goswami.

AAP celebrates Delhi’s new architectural marvel, the Moti Nagar speed breaker

AAP's Moti Nagar MLA has recently inaugurated a speed breaker, along with dozens of supporters flouting social distancing norms.

Ghaziabad fake hate crime case: Unmuted video of elderly man seconds before he was beaten up released. Watch

In the video, Abdul can be heard admitting that one Intezar sent some people to him to make the 'tabeez' (occult amulet) and put them in his spell as he had some work from them.

Virtual hearing embarrassment: Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi caught attending the court proceedings without pants

Abhishek Manu Singhvi was caught attending court proceedings in boxer shorts when one of the screens accidentally fell off and showed the naked legs of the senior advocate
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

255,564FansLike
554,409FollowersFollow
24,400SubscribersSubscribe