PLEA IN COURT FOR WOMEN TO ENTER HAZRAT NIZAMUDDIN AULIA DARGAH
A plea was moved in the Delhi high court to permit entry of women into the sanctum sanctorum of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah in New Delhi. (HT photo)
DELHI, (HINDUSTAN TIMES), DEC 07, 2018 - A plea has been moved in the Delhi high court by some female law students seeking directions to the Centre and other authorities to permit entry of women into the sanctum sanctorum of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah in New Delhi.
The public interest litigation, which is likely to come up for hearing next week, has claimed that there is a notice put up outside the ‘dargah’ -- a shrine built over the grave of a religious figure -- clearly stating in English and Hindi that women are not allowed inside.
The students have contended they made several representations to the authorities, including the Delhi Police, but no response was received and therefore, they moved the High Court.
“Nizamuddin Dargah by its very nature is a public place and prohibition of entry of anyone in a public place on the basis of gender is contrary to the framework of the Constitution of India,” it said.