Thiruvananthapuram: The Prime Minister Office (PMO) has forwarded a letter to the Chief Secretary of Kerala, which seeks investigation of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) into attempts by activist Rehana Fathima to enter the holy shrine of Sabarimala.
The Chief Secretary has handed over the letter to the Police Chief for further actions.
Bharateeya Vichar Kendra treasurer and special correspondent of ‘Organizer’, S. Chandrashekar, had sent the letter to the PMO requesting NIA investigation into the matter.
In the letter, the complainant has said that Rehana Fathima, an employee of BSNL, had conducted foreign trips without the permission of the department. She was also involved in ‘Kiss of Love’ campaigns that involved far left elements and anarchist groups in Kerala.
A person with a dubious background was encouraged by the police and government to enter Sabarimala. Only a strong opposition by Ayyappa devotees thwarted her attempts.
After the incident, Rehana Fathima participated in a program organized by far-left extremists groups, where she was felicitated for her attempt.
The complainant says that NIA must investigate the matter because her actions were detrimental to the security of the nation considering these facts. The High Court had rejected the anticipatory bail submitted by Rehana Fathima and she was arrested. But she soon got out of jail.
The letter also accuses the chief of BSNL unit of Kerala for trying to protect her out of the way.
Rehana Fathima is an activist who has alleged connections with far-left groups and uses Facebook to express her extremist views. Her attempts to enter the holy shrine had hurt genuine Hindu devotees. Many had accused her of using Sabarimala to be in the limelight and thus further her activism.