Activist Trupti Desai detained for entering Shani Shingnapur Temple


New Delhi: Activist Trupti Desai has been detained on Saturday by police while she wanted to enter the Shani Shingnapur Temple in Ahmednagar district of the Maharashtra state along with other Bhumata Brigade supporters.

A few days ago Bombay High Court announces women’s entry into the temple, which was banned earlier.
The detention followed controversy between Bhumata Brigade members and locals, who were preventing their entry into the inner sanctum. Earlier, NCP workers also protested outside the temple against women activists’ entry into the temple.

Desai, who has been representing the protest demanding entry into the temple, has threatened to file an FIR against Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and others for stopping her from entering the temple.

“We are not going to turn around and if need be we will file an FIR against HM and CM. What are the police doing? They were directed to provide protection to us by the Court,” said Desai.

Several members of the Bhumata Mahila Brigade were stopped by local police from entering the temple on Friday also. The women were asked to show court order before entering the temple premises.