Women must be allowed in Shani Shingnapur temple: Pawar

New Delhi, Feb.2 (ANI): Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said that women must be allowed in the Shani Shingnapur temple in Aurangabad, Maharashtra.

He also said that there is no God which discriminates between men and women.

The temple drew attention after the activists of Ranragini Bhumata Brigade, led by Trupti Desai, tried to enter the temple premises and offer prayers on January 26.

Earlier in November 2015, a woman had offered prayers at the popular shrine in ‘breach’ of the age-old practice of prohibiting entry of women, after which the temple committee had to suspend seven security men and the villagers to perform purification rituals.

The temple platform attracts millions of tourists and devotees from across the country and abroad. (ANI)

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