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Haji Ali Dargah to submit ‘progressive plans’ on women entry to SC today

The apex court, on Oct 7, directed the committee to do some secular inspection and come out with a progressive stand on women’s entry into Haji Ali, after the latter moved the court for a stay on Bombay high court’s order to allow women in the inner sanctum.


By   |  Updated On : October 17, 2016 01:01 PM

New Delhi :  

Haji Ali Dargah Committee is slated to submit ‘a progressive stand on women’s entry’ in the the inner sanctum of dargah in Supreme Court on Monday. 

The apex court, on Oct 7, directed the committee to do some secular inspection and come out with a progressive stand on women’s entry into Haji Ali, after the latter moved the court for a stay on Bombay high court’s order to allow women in the inner sanctum. 

In response the apex court granted a temprory stay on the HC order given that dargah committee submits fresh plans. 

Also read: Do some secular inspection and come out with a progressive stand on women’s entry into Haji Ali, says Supreme Court

While giving out the ruling, the apex court said that a similar problem exists in Kerala's Sabarimala temple. “Be it Islam or Hinduism, we need to look progressively at customs,” the SC said.

Earlier, Bombay High Court ruling came following a a public interest litigation urging lifting restriction on women inside the inner sanctum which houses the mazaar or tomb of the saint.

(With PTI Inputs)

First Published: Monday, October 17, 2016 10:11 AM

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