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Trimbakeshwar Temple Row: Trupti Desai Detained

The Bhumata Brigade supporters, along with their leader Trupti Desai, were detained by the police as they headed towards the Trimbakeshwar temple in Nashik

Published: 07th March 2016 06:14 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th March 2016 06:20 PM   |  A+A-

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Locals opposing Bhumata Brigade's entry in Trimbakeshwar temple celebrate after police detain Bhumata Brigade members | ANI

By ANI

NASHIK: The Bhumata Brigade supporters, along with their leader Trupti Desai, were detained by the police on Monday as they headed towards the Trimbakeshwar temple in Nashik where women are prohibited.

Desai and her supporters earlier today vowed to break the age-old rule of not allowing women inside the temple. They have demanded that women be allowed to enter the inner sanctum of Trimbakeshwar temple on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri.

“We have detained around 100 women taking note of the law and order situation. They will be released after following due procedures,” said one of the police officials.

The temple trust has maintained that the ban on entry of women is based on tradition, claiming that no objection has ever been raised on the same.

Locals oppose Bhumata Brigade’s entry inside Nashik temple

Bhumata Brigade supporters, who vowed to enter the Trimbakeshwar temple in Nashik where women are prohibited, were denied entry by the locals.

The march was led by Bhumata brigade activist Trupti Desai.

Desai and her supporters earlier today vowed to break the prolonged rule of not allowing women inside the temple.

Desai has demanded that women should be allowed to enter the inner sanctum of Trimbakeshwar temple on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri.

She had earlier led a march of women activists and attempted to enter the Shani Shingnapur temple.

Meanwhile, the temple trust has maintained that the ban on entry of women is based on tradition, claiming that no objection has ever been raised on the same.

The ancient Trimbakeshwar temple, located 30 km from Nashik, is a major shrine of Lord Shiva having 12 'jyotirlingas', drawing devotees from far and wide.



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