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Fathima stands charged with offences under the IT Act and the Juvenile Justice Act on allegations that she had circulated a video where her children were shown painting on her semi-nude body.
aAfter the Kerala Police filed a case against Rehana Fathima for allegedly having circulated a video showing her children painting on her semi-nude body, the activist has moved an anticipatory bail plea before the Kerala High Court.
The plea filed through Advocates V John Sebastian Ralph, B Renjith Marar, U Jayakrishnan and Surbhisanthosh asserted that Fathima has been falsely implicated in the case.
The allegation made against Fathima is that she had caused her children to paint on her nude body and posted a video of the same on Facebook and YouTube.
Addressing the controversy that following the circulation of the video, the plea goes on to submit,
Pertinently, however, Fathima asserts that the same does not constitute an offence. The Police had filed a criminal complaint citing charges under Section 67B(d) of the Information Technology Act and Section 75 of the Juvenile Justice Act.
Fathima adds that any alleged offence under the Protection of Children from Sexual OFfences would also not be maintainable.
In this background, the petition goes on to contend,
Therefore, the High Court has been urged to grant Fathima anticipatory bail in matter.
The activist had earlier drawn controversy for her comments on the issue of women's entry into the Sabarimala Temple and for having attempted to enter the temple herself.