Mumbai: After successfully breaking age-old traditions at Shani Shingnapur and Trimbakeshwar temples, Bhumata Brigade president Trupti Desai on Thursday tried entering Haji Ali Dargah, but was stopped at main entrance.
As she reached the premises of the Dargah, the Mumbai Police did not allow her to get down from her car at the main entrance.
Desai, however, made another attempt to enter, but was once again stopped.
Speaking to ANI, “We are going to Chief Minister’s residence from here. Whether he meets us or not, we will go and do sit-in there.”
“Were these the achhe din (good days) for women they had promised us,” she added.
However, on her way to CM’s residence, she along with her supporters was detained by the police at near Breach Candy Hospital.
The police has also registered a case against her for taking out a protest without permission. The case has been registered in Tardeo station.
Desai and other activists have been fighting for gender equality at religious places where women are not allowed to enter.
The decision to enter Dargah was taken after several Muslim women and activists demanded that gender discrimination be abolished at places of worship.
Desai joined with a new forum, “Haji Ali Sab Ke Liye – Haji Ali For All” in April.
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