High drama and chaos was seen when women activists try to enter Mumbai’s famous Haji Ali dargah today as part of the campaign which has so far succeeded in securing entry for women to the to the Trimbakeshwar and Shani Shignapur temples.
Equal rights activist Trupti Desai put off her bid to enter the core area of the durgah in the evening due to opposition by durgah authorities.
Earlier in the day, an AIMIM leader had threatened to smear black ink on her face if she tries to enter the Durgah. After scoring victory for women’s right to enter Shani Shingnapur and Trimbakeshwar temples, Bhumata Brigade chief Trupti Desai on Thursday tried to enter the core area of Haji Ali Dargah in Mumbai where women are not allowed.
She however was stopped outside the shrine.The dargah administration had made it clear it would not allow desai inside the shrine. the matter is already being heard in court.
Meanwhile political parties have reacted diffrently on the issue. Samajawadi party’s women wing and all indian union muslm league has protested against desai’s bid to enter the shrine. Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan said it’s a matter related to relegion and the decision on this should be left to religious leaders.