Painting on semi-nude body video: Activist Rehana Fathima granted bail

First Published 19, Aug 2020, 5:31 PM

Ernakulam POCSO court granted bail to activist Rehana Fathima. Kerala Police had booked her after a video of her two children drawing on her half-naked body started circulating on social media.

 

<p>On August 19, Rehana Fathima was granted bail by the Ernakulam POCSO court. &nbsp;She was booked by Kerala Police after a video of her two children drawing on her half-naked body started circulating on social media.<br />
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On August 19, Rehana Fathima was granted bail by the Ernakulam POCSO court.  She was booked by Kerala Police after a video of her two children drawing on her half-naked body started circulating on social media.
 

<p>The 34-year-old activist said that the video which is doing rounds on social media was made to highlight how women need to be open about sex and their bodies in a society where topics like sex and nudity are taboo. She added that these lessons should begin from one’s own home.<br />
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The 34-year-old activist said that the video which is doing rounds on social media was made to highlight how women need to be open about sex and their bodies in a society where topics like sex and nudity are taboo. She added that these lessons should begin from one’s own home.
 

<p>In the video, her son and daughter can be seen painting on her semi-naked body. The video was posted on social media on June 19. The video was captioned #BodyArtPolitics.<br />
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In the video, her son and daughter can be seen painting on her semi-naked body. The video was posted on social media on June 19. The video was captioned #BodyArtPolitics.
 

<p>Earlier the Supreme Court had dismissed Rehana Fathima's plea seeking anticipatory bail in cases against her for allowing her children to draw on her half-naked body<br />
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Earlier the Supreme Court had dismissed Rehana Fathima's plea seeking anticipatory bail in cases against her for allowing her children to draw on her half-naked body
 

<p>The apex court observed asking, what kind of impression will the children get about the culture of this country through such videos.</p>

The apex court observed asking, what kind of impression will the children get about the culture of this country through such videos.

<p>It added that this act is unthinkable and would leave the society in a bad taste.</p>

It added that this act is unthinkable and would leave the society in a bad taste.

<p><strong>Rehana has had many bold photoshoots and had even once courted controversy by posting topless photos of herself with watermelons on Facebook after a Kozhikode-based professor compared women’s breasts to watermelons.</strong></p>

Rehana has had many bold photoshoots and had even once courted controversy by posting topless photos of herself with watermelons on Facebook after a Kozhikode-based professor compared women’s breasts to watermelons.

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