Their right to equality denied; women marching to Shani temple detained
By Vaibhavi Pathak
| Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 00:04
Nasik: While thousands of women were marching ahead to enter the Shani Shingnapur shrine in Nasik, prohibitory orders were imposed around the temple with huge police forces surrounding the temple in order to stop the massive contingent from entering the temple premises.
Female cops cordoned off the area and stopped the women contingents who were around 40 kms away from the shrine in Supa, 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.
Bhumata Ranragini Brigade chief Trupti Desai termed it a breach on the rights of women. She was unhappy with the way the police stopped them in spite of their peaceful manner of protesting on the issue.
After being stopped, they also staged a Dharna which led to a traffic deadlock.
However, Trupti Desai and other members have been detained by the cops. The protesters have termed the day as a ‘Black Day’ for women rights. They have also charged the cops for assaulting them.
The concerned police official said that they have been taken to the local police station.
This massive protest staged entirely by women was aimed at breaking the century-old tradition and they demanded their status of equality in society. Ironically, the women protestors were stopped from staging their protests by 'women' cops.