An advocate for women’s rights named Rehana Fathima was accused of violating the POCSO Act, however, the Kerala High Court has since cleared her. According to the High Court, the fairer sex is frequently denied the right to autonomy over their bodies and is ridiculed, discriminated against, ostracized, and punished for making decisions about their bodies and lives.
The 33-year-old activist used herself as a blank canvas for her kids to paint on, according to the court, and no one could reasonably infer that her kids were used for actual or simulated sexual acts or sexual enjoyment.
The court ruled that she had the right to privacy and equality under the Indian Constitution and that women have the power to make their own decisions regarding their bodies. The Kerala High Court’s ruling followed Fathima’s appeal against a decision by the trial court that had rejected her request to be released from the case.
Who is Rehana Fathima?
Rehana Fathima is a women’s rights activist from Kerala and she is known by the name Surya Gayatri. She was born on May 30, 1986, in an orthodox Muslim family. Fathima’s father died when she was in Class 12 and she has a sister and there’s no information available regarding her mother.
Fathima graduated from the Indira Gandhi National Open University with an MCA and a B.Com. She has a background in modeling and telecommunications and she is an activist who fights for sexism.
Rehana was married to Manoj K. Sreedhar, who is a writer and director but later in 2021, the couple got separated. Her ex-husband wrote and directed a Malayalam film titled ‘Eka,” and the movie talks about the lives of intersex persons. Fathima acted in the movie. Apart from that she is the mother of 2 children.
Rehana Fathima’s on POCSO Act and Nudity
Fathima has been an active supporter of women showcasing their bodies. She is often seen as a supporter of women’s rights. A few months ago, Fathima uploaded a video on her social media handle where she was seen posing topless in front of her kids and allowing them to paint on her bare body.
Fathima was charged for sharing the video, in which she was seen semi-naked with her children in view, under different provisions of the POCSO, Juvenile Justice, and Information Technology (IT) Acts after it sparked a lot of controversy on social media.
Rehana Fathima Sabrimala Case
Rehana Fatima shocked Kerala’s traditional and patriarchal society when she became the first woman to approach the sanctum sanctorum of the temple, two weeks after the court’s ruling regarding the Sabarimala temple.
She was unable to complete her objective due to the ferocious resistance put up by right-wing organizations and adherents and was therefore ordered back by the police. After this, her BSNL quarter was attacked by the mob for hurting the sentiments.
FAQs related to Rehana Fathima
A. Rehana Fathima is 33 years old.
A. Rehana Fathima was charged with POCSO for sharing the video, in which she was seen semi-naked with her children in view.
A. Rehana Fathima used to work in BSNL and she now she is a full-time activist.
A. Rehana Fathima has 2 children.
A. Rehana Fathima was married to Manoj K. Sreedhar and now the couple has separated.