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How Twitter reacted to HC order on women’s entry into Haji Ali’s inner sanctum

india Updated: Aug 26, 2016 13:55 IST
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File photo of the Haji Ali Dargah in Mumbai. (Kalpak Pathak/HT Photo)

Social media users erupted on micro-blogging website Twitter as the Bombay high court upheld women’s right to pray with its landmark decision to allow them entry inside the sanctum sanctorum of Haji Ali on Friday.

The court has granted the Haji Ali trust six weeks to implement the order and asked the state to ensure protection for women devotees, saying the ban violates fundamental rights.

A Muslim women’s foundation had petitioned in the court to restore 2012 regulations, when women were allowed into the sanctum sanctorum despite certain restrictions.

Here’s how Tweeple reacted:

Most lauded the high court’s decision:

However, there were some who opposed it

Others questioned the next move over Uniform Civil Code:

Earlier this year, activist Trupti Desai and hundreds of women entered the holy Shani Shani temple in Maharashtra, marking a larger campaign for allowing female devotees entry into shrines.