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HC rejects plea for allowing women to enter religious places

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to entertain a plea for allowing entry of women of all ages at temples, mosques and Zoroastrian fire temples.

A division bench headed by Chief Justice Rajendra Menon rejected the plea observing that none of the temples mentioned in the petition is within the territorial jurisdiction of this court.

The court was hearing a petition filed by advocate Sanjiv Kumar who pleaded that women in all age groups from every religion be allowed to enter and pray at all shrines.

The petitioner had also sought a declaration that prohibiting Hindu and Muslim women from observing fast and offering prayers during menstruation was "unconstitutional".

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First Published: Fri, November 02 2018. 19:14 IST
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