Mumbai: A group of women headed to the Shani Shingnapur temple in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district on Tuesday were stopped by the security forces at Supa village 70km from the shrine. The protesting women broke the police barricade and clashed with the security forces. Later, they squatted on the streets refusing to move away.
“We will not move away from here till we are allowed to enter the temple,” said the women protesters The protest is being led by Bhumata Ranragini Brigade which has announced to worship Lord Shani at the sacred platform as a symbolic gesture to break the gender barrier at the shrine.
The president of the organization Trupti Desai had earlier threatened to use chopper to enter the temple if stopped by the security forces. We have already booked a helicopter and if we are not permitted to enter from the open ground, we shall drop ladders