On a day when India celebrated 67 years of its republic, a group of women were denied their right to Puja as they were heading to the Shani Shingnapur temple in Maharashtra.
Around 500 members of the outfit had reached Ahmednagar to go to the temple and enter the sanctum sanctorum but they were detained by the police a few kilometres ahead. This massive protest staged entirely by women was aimed at breaking a century-old tradition and demand their status of equality in society. But ironically, they were stopped by the ‘same women’ cops for whom they were fighting.
The protesters have termed the day as a ‘Black Day’ for women rights. They have also charged the cops for assaulting them.