The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court on Saturday issued notification to the Union Government, the Maharashtra Government and the Ahmednagar District organization over the Shani Shingnapur row.The bench requested sked all parties to file their replies by February 16.
In the interim, Spiritual guru Sri Ravi Shankar has offered to end the continuous impasse between ladies activists and local people over the entry of women in the shrine.
Shani Shingnapur : Aurangabad Court Issues Notices to Centre, Maharashtra Government
Women Members and supporters of the Bhumata Brigade arrived from Pune on Tuesday in six buses with an expect to enter the temple’s sanctorum where the symbol of Lord Shani is set on an open area platform. However, the group led by Trupti Desai was ceased from walking towards the temple by police close Supa. They were also confined by police for quite a while, yet released later.
After Being stopped by the police, Trupti said it was a “black day” for ladies as as they were being stopped from exercising their rights. The temple drew attention November 2015 after a lady had offered prayers to God at the prevalent holy place in “breach” of age-old practice that precludes section of women, after which the temple board of trustees needed to suspend seven security men and the villagers to perform purification rituals.
The temple draws in a huge number of tourists and devotees from the country and abroad.