PLEA IN COURT FOR WOMEN TO EN­TER HAZRAT NIZAMUDDIN AULIA DAR­GAH

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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.

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