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Trimbakeshwar temple row: Activist Trupti Desai detained

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 6:02 IST

Activist Trupti Desai was detained on 25 March after she entered the Trimbakeshwar temple to offer prayers.

"We offered prayers to Lord Shiva at Trimbakeshwar temple and prayed that women be allowed in temple's sanctum. We are inside the temple which is itself a very big thing," said Desai.

Meanwhile, local women protested as Desai entered the Trimbakeshwar temple.

Desai and her supporters had vowed to break the age-old rule of not allowing women inside the temple. They have demanded that women should be allowed to enter the inner sanctum of Trimbakeshwar temple.

The temple trust has maintained that the ban on the entry of women is based on tradition, claiming that no objection has ever been raised on the same.

-- ANI

First published: 25 March 2016, 12:48 IST