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Bombay HC permits woman inside Haji Ali inner sanctum


Mumbai, Aug 26 (The News)

In a notable decision, the Bombay High Court on Friday allowed the passage of ladies up to the confined grave region of the popular Haji Ali Dargah, situated on the stones off the Worli seashore.The administering by a division seat including Justice V.M. Kanade and Mohite Revati-Dhere arrived in a Public Interest Litigation recorded by NGO Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan and activists Noorjehan Niaz and Zakia Soman in November 2014.


e PIL had tested a move by the Haji Ali Dargah Trust forbidding ladies from entering the sanctum sanctorum of the place of worship, implicit 1431.The sanctuary contains the grave of Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari, a Muslim holy person adored by all communities.While allowing ladies to enter the confined territories alongside men, the court requested that the Maharashtra government guarantee their wellbeing and security.

Naming the boycott an infringement of the essential privileges of a man revered in the Constitution, the judges stayed their decision for six weeks to permit a claim in the Supreme Court.A trust representative said they will offer against the decision in the Supreme Court and that the AIMIM (All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen) will likewise restrict the decision.

The trust in June 2012 had banished the passage of ladies on the ground Islam did not permit ladies to touch the tombs of male holy people and it was a “transgression” for them to enter the rang

ge where the grave is located.An umbrella outfit, ‘Haji Ali For All’ involving a few social and ladies’ gatherings, including NGO Bhumata Brigade, had endeavored to storm the hallowed place on April 28, however were halted by the police on grounds of security.

Later, on May 12, Bhumata Brigade President Trupti Desai, joined by her supporters and a gang of police, strolled through the one-km slender thoroughfare on the Arabian Sea – open just amid low tide to come to the Dargah with scores of other devotees.She took after the common traditions and asked from outside the confined zone scarcely four feet far from the grave and withdrew a couple of minutes after the fact.

Around then, the altar trustees emphasized that allowing ladies upto the tomb of Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari would be “against Islam” and asserted invulnerability as it was a “minority trust”.Desai is credited with effective tumults coming full circle in ladies’ entrance to the Shani Shingnapur Temple in Ahmednagar and later the Trimbakeshwar Temple in Nashik, both in April this year, other than a mostly fruitful unsettling at Mahalaxmi Temple in Kolhapur.

“I respect the memorable decision of the court today. Our unsettling has been effective and the courts have perceived the fairness and privileges of ladies. We might soon go to ask at Haji Ali Dargah,” Desai said while responding to the high court ruling.The Dargah was developed in 1431 in memory of a well off Muslim shipper Sayyed Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari of Bukhara in advanced Uzbekistan.

At one time, he repudiated all his common belonging, voyaged all around the globe, made a journey to Mecca lastly settled in the then Bombay in the fifteenth century.According to nearby legends, once he saw a poor lady crying over oil spilt from her vessel, perplexed that her better half would whip her.

He took the lady to the spot where the oil had spilt and poked his finger in the earth and oil spouted out. The glad lady to

pped off her vessel and went home.Later, the holy person had tormenting longs for how he had harmed the earth by his activity. He fell sick and requested that his devotees toss his casket into the Arabian Sea.

He passed on amid his journey to Mecca and the coffin conveying his body wonderfully was cleared back to the shore of Worli and got stuck in the stones there.His Dargah was built at the same spot and on Thursdays-Fridays, it is gone by substantial number of explorers of all religions from India and abroad for the holy person’s gifts.


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