Women in Haji Ali sanctum Mumbai

Win against patriarchy, says Trupti Desai

The Bhumata Brigade leader Trupti Desai welcomed Friday’s High Court ruling as “historic” and “an overwhelming victory over an entrenched patriarchal mentality that had relegated women to second-class status.”

“This is doubtless a historic verdict. But we [the Bhumata Brigade] demand that the trustees wholeheartedly comply and give us our Constitutional right to pray inside the inner sanctum like they did before 2011,” she told The Hindu.

Prior to March 2011, the dargah did not discriminate against the entry of women and permitted people of all religions to pray inside the restricted core area or inner sanctum.

The verdict was a “colossal triumph for women power” she said. Ms. Desai and her supporters will visit the Dargah on August 28 but will go only up to the point they are allowed to enter.

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