Mumbai: Bhumata Brigade activist Trupti Desai, who was detained on Tuesday morning by Nashik Police while on her way to Trimbakeshwar temple, has been released.
Desai along with 100 other members of the organisation was detained in Nandur Shingote near Pune-Nashik border en route to Trimbakeshwar temple. They were detained by Nashik police on Monday evening as well when the activist group tried to enter the Trimbakeshwar temple, which is traditionally closed for women worshippers.
Desai, who returned to Pune today accompanied by Maharashtra police, has given a 15-day ultimatum to Trimbakeshwar temple to hold a meeting with government to break the ban on entry of female devotees into its sanctum sanctorum.
"We have been told that we won't be allowed to enter the temple. Trimbakeshwar Trust must take a decision on the matter within 15 days. We will march to Trimbakeshwar again if our demands are not met," activist Trupti Desai told ANI.
The Bhumata Brigade leader also urged Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to help them in their fight against the gender discrimination. "We will meet Maharashtra Chief Minister this week and urge him to take a decision on this," she said.
She urged all women to come forward and participate in this movement, adding that their campaign is not 'politically motivated'.