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:
Welcome the landmark judgment of Mumbai high court on allowing women into the inner sanctum of #HajiAli. Sky is the limit for us.— Sonam Mahajan (@AsYouNotWish) August 26, 2016
Great News!! https://t.co/dRhG81B1Si— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) August 26, 2016
High Court allows women to enter #HajiAli dargah.— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) August 26, 2016
And, some people are still opposed to this.
This should be unopposed!
Now women allows entry in #HajiAli dargah, good decision.— Amit Arora (@amitarora1300) August 26, 2016
Every one have equal rights, today women's are a big part of our society
However, there were some who opposed it
Courts should concern more on injustice and cruelty which is creeping on nation rather then entry and exits verdict #HajiAli— Ahmed Siyar (@ahmedsiyar) August 26, 2016
courts are crossing redline, the court must not pronounce the verdict on popular religious beliefs#HajiAli— दुष्यंत (@dushyantjbp) August 26, 2016
Others questioned the next move over Uniform Civil Code:
#HajiAli Historic judgement by Bombay High Court. Will courts interfere to bring in Uniform Civil Code?— Mayur Popade (@popademayur) August 26, 2016
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.