Sabarimala row: Activist Rahul Easwar inactive for ‘ready to spill blood’ remark

On Friday, the activist, United Nations agency belongs to the Thazhamon family of Sabarimala tantris (priests) and was among people who spearheaded the protests in Sabarimala, was engaged following a grievance filed
by a Thiruvananthapuram resident.



Two days after a case was registered against him, activist Rahul Easwar was arrested on Sunday for allegedly making a provocative statement on the Sabarimala row, news agency ANIreported.

Easwar was taken into custody underneath Section 153 (Wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot) of the Indian legal code (IPC).


On Friday, the activist, who belongs to the Thazhamon family of Sabarimala tantris (priests) and was among those who spearheaded the protests in Sabarimala, was booked following a complaint filed

by a Thiruvananthapuram resident, police said.

During the protests, president of the ‘Ayyappa Dharma Sena’ had said that they had a contingency plan to force the closure of the temple by spilling blood on its

premises by some devotees just in case any girl within the ‘barred’ age bracket managed to achieve it.

Rahul had additionally claimed that twenty Lord Ayyappa devotees, who were opposing the entry of women in the age group of 10 and 50, were ready to inflict knife injuries


on themselves on the temple premises so as to force the clergymen to shut the gates on account of impurity.

“Had their blood fallen on the ground of the temple, that would have forced the priests to shut the shrine for three days for purification rituals,” he had said.


Easwar’s remarks came on a daily basis when Kerala Devaswom Minister Kadakkampally Surendran had claimed that effective police intervention had disappointed the protesters’ bid to “desecrate” the Ayyappa Temple by spilling blood


in the premises if ladies devotees within the 10-50 age bracket offered prayers.
He had aforesaid the “conspiracy” of the devotees was created clear by the statement of the Ayyappa Hindu deity Sena president.“This was a planned conceive to desecrate the holy temple,but

effective police intervention defeated their efforts,” Surendran had same.

The Minister had aforesaid the revealing showed that there was a well-conceived set up, the same as that followed by nations to attack their enemies and else that this try was
not solely ‘seditious,’ but also against the interest of devotees.


Last week, the Sabarimala temple had witnessed high drama w
ith around a dozen ladies in 10-50 age bracketbeing prevented from coming into the temple by protestant devotees when the doors
were opened for all ladies following the Supreme Court finding.

On Sept twenty eight, a five-judge Constitution bench of the apex court, headed by the then judge Dipak Misra, had raised the centuries-old ban on the entry of girls
of menstrual age into the shrine.
Sabarimala row: Activist Rahul Easwar inactive for ‘ready to spill blood’ remark Sabarimala row: Activist Rahul Easwar inactive for ‘ready to spill blood’ remark Reviewed by Vinayak Arshid on December 29, 2018 Rating: 5

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