Bhumata Brigade

Activist Trupti Desai stopped from entering Shani Shingnapur Temple despite HC order

The Maharashtra Police on Saturday detained activist Trupti Desai while she was trying to enter the Shani Shingnapur Temple in Ahmednagar district of the state along with other Bhumata Brigade supporters. The development came just days after the Bombay High Court allowed women’s entry into the temple, which was banned earlier. The detention followed clashes between Bhumata Brigade members and locals, who were preventing their entry into the inner sanctum. Earlier, NCP workers also protested outside the temple

Resolve the issue through dialogue: Devendra Fadnavis on Shani Shingnapur row

Maintaining that women have right to pray, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday favored a dialogue between authorities of Shani Shingnapur temple and activists to find a way out over the ban on entry of female devotees into the inner sanctum of the shrine. He urged the temple authorities to hold a dialogue with the women’s group that is campaigning for entry of female devotees into the inner sanctum