Bombay HC allows women to enter Haji Ali’s core sanctum

August 26, 2016 7:18 pm
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Nationwide campaign to allow women entry to all places of worship has got a shot in the arm further with the order of the Bombay High Court allowing women to enter the core or inner sanctum of Mumbai’s famous Haji Ali shrine.

The Haji Ali mosque, built on an islet about 500 metres from the coast, can only be reached at low tide and draws tens of thousands of worshippers. The fight to allow women into the shrine gained momentum after a petition was lodged with the Supreme Court demanding access for women to the Sabarimala temple in Kerala.

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