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Historic Indian mausoleum ordered to lift ban on women

Haji Ali Darhag in Mumbai

By: Eastern Eye Staff

A centuries-old Islamic mausoleum was on Friday (August 26) ordered to allow women to enter its inner sanctum, with an Indian court saying a ban violated their constitutional rights. The Haji Ali Dargah trust has barred women from the landmark mausoleum off the coast of Mumbai since 2012, insisting women near the tomb of a revered saint is “a grievous sin” in Islam. “Women can enter the inner sanctum of Haji Ali Dargah and the state government has to ensure their security and safety,” said justice VM Kanade of the Bombay high court, giving the verdict. It comes amid an…

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