The Kerala High Court Monday passed orders to restrict activist Rehana Fathima from disseminating her opinions and comments through any visual and electronic medium in connection with a case filed against her for the usage of the word ‘gomatha’ (mother cow) as a substitute for meat during one of her cookery shows.
The activist, who has repeatedly courted controversies on social media, had used the term ‘gomatha’ a number of times as a synonym for the meat that she was cooking on the show. Uploaded on YouTube in February this year, the show was even titled ‘gomamsam ulathiyath’.
Justice Sunil Thomas, hearing a petition that sought to recall the bail given to the activist in a 2018 case citing her repeated ‘objectionable’ posts on social media, noted that her usage of the word ‘gomatha’ is likely to wound the religious feelings of lakhs of Hindus.
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