Inji Pennu, an activist based in the US, came forward with her friend’s allegation against the pro-tradition activist of Sabarimala, clubbing the case under the #MeToo movement now raging in India
Thiruvananthapuram: Ayyappa Dharma Sena president Rahul Easwar has denied the #MeToo allegation against him on Facebook Live. Easwar alleged this was a "feminist conspiracy" and now the situation was such that anyone could accuse any "reputed person".
A woman had earlier accused Easwar of sexually harassing a friend of hers, clubbing the case with other #MeToo allegations. Inji Pennu, the activist based in the US, came forward with her friend’s allegation against Rahul.
The social media activist added that she would stand firmly with the victim "wholly and sincerely". Pennu posted this on her Facebook page with a screenshot of the WhatsApp chat with her friend.
“The allegation states that this incident had happened 15 years ago. How can I prove that the allegation is baseless? Our father, brother or son may face such allegations tomorrow,” said Easwar.
“Such incidents break the credibility of the #MeToo movement. People are trying to politicise the issue. I will issue a press release with my family members tomorrow. Extreme feminists are behind the conspiracies against Sabarimala,” he said.
Earlier, the Thazhamon thantri family spoke against Ayyappa Dharma Sena president Easwar’s plans to "spill blood at the Sannidhanam".
Easwar had claimed that 20 Lord Ayyappa devotees, who were opposing the entry of women of the age group 10 to 50 years, were ready to injure themselves with knives at the temple premises to force the priests to close the Sabarimala temple.
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Last Updated Oct 29, 2018, 3:12 PM IST