A group of women law students have filed a plea at the Delhi High Court seeking directions to the Centre and other authorities to allow the entry of women into the sanctum sanctorum of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia shrine in New Delhi.
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 Delhi but found out that women were not allowed to enter the complex beyond a point.
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