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Bombay HC to Give Verdict on Women’s Entry to Haji Ali on 28 June

The dargah earlier said that Quran says it is a sin for women to be in close proximity to the dargah of a male saint

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  • The Bombay High Court on Thursday set aside 28 June for pronouncing its verdict on a petition filed by a women’s group challenging ban on entry of women inside the sanctum sanctorum of Haji Ali dargah in the city.


  • A division bench asked the petitioner and trust officials to submit orders, passed by the Supreme Court and the Bombay High Court in similar places, including Sabrimala and Shanisingnapur temples, which it would study and pass an order accordingly.


  • The court reserved its judgement on the plea filed by two women, challenging the ban on entry of women in the sanctum sanctorum of the dargah. The PIL states that gender justice is inherent in the Quran and the decision contravenes the Hadith, which proves that there is no prohibition on women visiting graves.


  • The dargah trust had earlier defended its stand saying that it is referred in Quran that allowing women close proximity to the dargah of a male saint is a grievous sin.


(With PTI inputs.)

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