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Haji Ali Dargah Trust agrees to allow women inside sanctum sanctorum; Seeks one month time from SC
Within one month, women will be allowed to enter the inner sanctum sanctorum of the Haji Ali shrine in Mumbai, the Dargah Trust informed the Supreme Court.
The Trust sought one month's time to make the necessary infrastructural changes to accommodate women.

The Trust, through its counsel Senior advocate Gopal Subramanium, informed the court that the trust was willing to allow women to enter the inner sanctum of the shrine but it needs to make necessary infrastructural changes and for this, a month's time is required.

The case was being heard by a Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justices D Y Chandrachud and L Nageswara Rao. While disposing of the appeal, the bench granted the desired time to the trust.

Earlier, the Dargah Trust was reluctant to allow women inside the Dargah's inner sanctum. Though it had challenged the Bombay High Court's order that had allowed women access inside the Dargah, it had claimed that "it does not want to take an adversarial position on the issue and wants time to resolve the matter."

Earlier, the bench had also remarked that "if you are not allowing both men and women to go beyond a point, there is no problem. But if you are allowing some to go beyond a point while others are not, it is a problem."

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