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Rahul Easwar arrested for 'ready to spill blood' remark

Kochi: Activist Rahul Easwar was arrested for his alleged provocative remarks on the Sabarimala temple issue. Over 3,000 people from across Kerala have been arrested in the last three days as part of a massive crackdown on protesters who prevented women from entering the temple.

A case was registered against Rahul, who belongs to the Thazhamon family of Sabarimala priests, on the basis of a complaint filed by a person from Thiruvananthapuram, the police said.Rahul had allegedly said at a press conference in Kochi that there were people ready to "make wounds in their hand and spill blood in the temple" to force the closure of the hill shrine in case any woman of menstruating age managed to enter the temple.