Allow Women in Nizamuddin Dargah, Says Petition in HC

Prelims level : GS1: Role of women in Society; Judiciary Mains level : Judiciary
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  • Two months after the Supreme Court lifted the centuries-old practice of prohibiting women to enter the Sabarimala in Kerala, a petition on similar lines has been moved before the Delhi High Court seeking entry of women into the sanctum sanctorum of the Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah here.
  • A High Court bench sought the reply of the Centre, the city government and police on the petition. The Bench also sought response from the trust managing the dargah (shrine) before the next date of hearing
  • It was contended by the petitioners that Nizamuddin dargah by its very nature is a public place and prohibition of entry of anyone in a public place on the basis of gender is contrary to the framework of the Constitution of India
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