Kochi: The Kerala high court has rejected the anticipatory bail plea submitted by actor Kollam Thulasi in connection with his hate speech against women with respect to the Sabarimala issue on Thursday. 

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Kollam Thulasi earlier had made a controversial statement on October 12, claiming that women, who entered Sabarimala temple going by the Supreme Court verdict, should be "ripped in half". Thulasi made this statement while speaking during an NDA rally in Kollam, Kerala.

He also said half of the women should be sent to the state chief minister's office in Thiruvananthapuram and the other half to Delhi. He also criticised the judges of the Supreme Court claiming that they delivered a verdict that is against their tradition and beliefs. 

The high court on January 10, directed Thulasi to surrender before the investigation officer immediately.

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Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) Chavara block committee member lodged the complaint against Thulasi, and the case was charged for hurting religious sentiments and for disgracing womanhood publicly.

Thulasi had earlier apologised about the controversial remark. “It was by mistake and I said that due to an emotional outburst,” said Thulasi to media. He also said that he expressed his emotion as a devotee of Lord Ayyappa.

Meanwhile, Kerala Congress MLA PC George has also said that he firmly believes that women with some sense of decency would not take part in the state government’s movement - the women's wall.

George had expressed this view during his inaugural speech at the main conference of Sabarimala Samrakshana Samithi at Kannanallur in Kollam district.

Kerala is currently witnessing widespread rallies, marches and roadblocks marked by protests led by Hindu outfits against the LDF-led Kerala government's decision to implement the Supreme Court verdict on Sabarimala.

At the same time, many Ayyappa devotees have said that the CPI(M), under the leadership of Pinarayi Vijayan, has been bulldozing its way into the Lord’s abode. Some have even demanded the resignation of the Kerala chief minister following the Sabarimala fiasco.