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.