Allow women at Haji Ali Dargah: Rights group
The Bhumata Ranragini Brigade on Wednesday said it will launch an agitation to ensure women’s entry to the Haji Ali Dargah in Mumbai.
The ‘Haji Ali For All’ forum was launched by Brigade president Trupti Desai, several activists, NGOs and social groups to fight for women’s entry to the shrine – nearly six centuries old and nestling amid the rocks in the Arabian Sea off the Worli shoreline.
In a decision with far-reaching ramifications, the trust managing the Shani Shingnapur temple in Ahmednagar in Maharashtra had said on April 8 that women would also be allowed to enter and pray at the open-to-sky platform.
The decision was announced a week after the Bombay high court ruled that there was no law to prevent women from entering any place of worship. “We shall launch the agitation at the Haji Ali shrine on April 28. However, we are ready to discuss the issue with its trustees,” Desai said.