On Sunday, Bhumata Brigade activist Trupti Desai visited the Haji Ali Dargah after the Bombay High Court’s decision which lifts the ban on entry of women inside the Santorum of the shrine.
The activist used the opportunity to reveal her future plans and Sabarimala temple in Kerala is on her radar.
“Last time, when we came here at Haji Ali Dargah, we prayed for the verdict of the high court on our side. Since our prayer was heard and fulfilled, we came here to seek the blessings of Haji Ali Baba and offered him a ‘chadar’,” Desai told reporters outside the shrine, located on an islet off the coast of Worli in Mumbai.
One of the most recognisable landmarks of the city, the Indo-Islamic architectural structure contains the tomb of Sayed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari.
Thanking the people of the country, including Muslims, for their support, Desai requested the Dargah’s trust to not move the Supreme Court against the HC’s judgement, but exuded confidence that the apex court would rule in women’s favour if such a step was taken.
“I request the trustees with folded hands to follow the verdict of the high court and not go to the Supreme Court to challenge the order as this was in favour of the all the women in the country.
“If the trustees prefer to knock on the Supreme Court’s door, then nothing is going to change because the apex court too would uphold the constitutional right of the women and I am fully confident about it,” she said.
“If the trustees give a serious thought over the merits of the high court’s verdict, then it is possible that the doors of Baba can be opened in next two days only for the women devotees,” said the womens’ right activist.
The activist also said that she wanted to meet the trustees today, but no one was available since it was a Sunday.