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Now a PIL seeking women's entry into Nizamuddin Dargah

ANI  |  New Delhi, [India] 

A group of have filed a plea at the High Court seeking directions to the Centre and other authorities to allow the entry of women into the sanctorum of Aulia shrine in New

The plea is likely to come up for hearing next week.

In their Public Interest Litigation, filed on Thursday, the women contended that Nizamuddin Dargah is a public place and prohibiting women from entering into a shrine is gender discrimination and thus highly unconstitutional.

The litigants had come from Pune and had gone to the mausoleum of the 13th-century Sufi saint in New but found out that women were not allowed to enter the complex beyond a point.

The petition claims that the tried to reach out to authorities over the matter, including the But on not receiving any response, they decided to move the court.

The PIL has been filed at a time when the Sabarimala issue is on the boil over the verdict that allowed women of all ages to enter the in

The plea further cites the example of two major Muslim shrines - Haji in Mumbai and in Ajmer - which don't restrict the entry of women.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 17:35 IST