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My comments posted on Trupti Desai's article:My right to enter the sanctum published by The Indian Express
It is ironical that the same Indian secular constitution, that bars the State to interfere into freedom of religion, is being referred by the Ms. Desai to grant her constitutional right to equality in the protected boundaries of religions. In fact, even though she says she is not against religion, she is zeroing only on religion, to seek equality, while women suffer inequality in all social, economic and even in state policies of education, employment and health. Her Leftist liberal agenda against religion in all its form is highly transparent and so is the make-up of her supporters and her cronies. All of a sudden a letter-head organization of Muslims for Secular Democracy had sprang up to revive its own dead existence by holding a ten-men Press Conference, that was covered by another fellow- traveler in a prominent newspaper. This smacks of some conspiracy to create civil strife and to sow seeds of division and disruption of peace. The Mumbai police had for once understood the fake nature of the protest and seen to it, that she does not create law and order problem at Haji Ali Dargah, where incidentally there is no 'sanctum' to compare with what Hindu temples have. She is therefore being pushed by some vested interests to run where angles will fear to tread. Mumbai police had seen to it that she is back to her Pune abode in one piece and in peace.a few seconds ago
The Indian Express
My right to enter the sanctum
We have little doubt that we will be able to break these wrong traditions and set in motion a new era where women in this country will enter places of worship with their heads held high, not as second-class citizens.
The writer, 32, is founder president, Bhumata Brigade