Mumbai/Nagpur: “I will visit Haji Ali Dargah on Sunday,” Bhumata Ranragini Brigade chief Trupti Desai said today. Desai said the decision ensures there is no discrimination against women.
After spearheading campaigns to break the bar on the entry of women in the sanctum sanctorum of two famous temples, Desai had also entered the Haji Ali dargah in May.
Desai has led a high-profile campaign to the dargah, but stopped short of entering the shrine at the last minute amid resistance by activists of outfits opposed to the move.
“Police cooperated with us this time. This is a fight for gender equality. We will try to visit the inner sanctum next time,” she said.
Desai, whose previous campaigns were centred around Hindu temples, had then maintained that her agitation for right to equality for women at places of worship is not linked to any religion.
The Maharashtra government had in February this year favoured the entry of women into the Haji Ali dargah.