Should women be allowed to enter sanctum sanctorum of Haji Ali Dargah? SC to decide today
The Supreme Court will on Thursday hear the petitions challenging the entry of women in the sanctum sanctorum of Haji Ali Dargah.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Thursday hear the petitions challenging the entry of women in the sanctum sanctorum of Haji Ali Dargah.
The Supreme Court had on December 1 last year extended the stay granted by the Bombay High Court to facilitate an appeal against its decision to lift the ban on entry of women near the sanctum sanctorum of the famous Haji Ali Dargah till October 24.
Prior to 2011, the dargah did not discriminate against women and allowed free entry of people across religions.
However, in March 2011, the dargah's board of trustees imposed a ban on women's entry calling it a "grievous sin".
On October 24, the Haji Ali Dargah Trust had told the Supreme Court that it was ready to implement the Bombay High Court's order to allow women's enter to the sanctum sanctorum of the shrine located in South Mumbai and had sought four weeks for infrastructural changes to make arrangements for it.
With ANI inputs