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HC order on women’s entry into Haji Ali after Sabarimala verdict

18, Jan 2016
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Jan 18, 2016 |
• mumbai

Since both matters were similar they would like to see what view would Supreme Court take on the issue, the judges said.
Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday said it would wait for Supreme Court’s ruling on entry of women in Sabarimala temple of Kerala before deciding on a similar plea in case of Haji Ali Durgah.
A bench of Justices V M Kanade and Reveti Mohite-Dere was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) challenging the decision of Haji Ali Trust to ban the entry of women in the sanctum sanctorum of the historic Durgah.
The judges said both the matters were similar involving entry of women in the religious shrines, and hence they would like to see what view would Supreme Court take on the issue before they give a ruling on the interim relief sought by the petitioner in the Bombay High Court.
The petition had sought interim relief by way of allowing women to enter the sanctum sanctorum at Haji Ali Durgah until the matter is finally decided by the court.
The HC also asked Advocate General Srihari Aney to submit arguments on the next occasion in this case involving a ‘sensitive’ issue, while posting the matter on February 3.


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