"(Some) people can't be convinced right now. Let them kill me the way people killed Gandhi and accused him of being anti-Hindu. People also killed Jesus," Sharmila told reporters when asked to comment on any pressure or threat on her over the decision.

"With my blood let them wash their doubts and emotions,"she said after being released on bail. She was surrounded by a posse of policewomen who escorted her from the hospital, a room of which was converted into jail.

The activist has, however, refused any security and said she wants to settle down in an ashram.

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