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Sabarimala Row: Activist Rahul Easwar granted bail

ANI | Updated: Oct 22, 2018 23:14 IST

Pathanamthitta (Kerala) [India], Oct 18 (ANI): Social activist Rahul Easwar was granted bail by a local court on Monday. He was arrested on October 17 from Nilakkal base camp.
A non-bailable FIR was registered against Easwar. He was initially kept at Pamba police station. A day after his arrest Easwar was sent to police remand and was lodged in Kottarakkara sub-jail.
Earlier on September 20, the court in Kerala's Pathanamthitta had rejected a bail plea filed for Easwar, who was helming the protests against women's entry inside Sabarimala Temple.
The court had then asked the police to file a report on the ongoing protests by October 22 , only after which it would consider any new bail applications.
When Sabarimala Temple had opened for public on September 17, Easwar had said that the believers of the old age tradition will stage a peaceful protest to stop women from entering the temple premises.
However, the protest later turned violent. Protesters also blocked and attacked journalist covering the incident. (ANI)