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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The apex court observed asking, what kind of impression will the children get about the culture of this country through such videos.
It added that this act is unthinkable and would leave the society in a bad taste.
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.