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  • Illegal encroachments near Haji Ali: SC gives last chance to Maharashtra

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today granted the last opportunity to the Maharashtra government to remove illegal encroachments on 908 square metre area on the approach road and near the historic Haji Ali Dargah shrine in south Mumbai. A bench comprising Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justice DY Chandrachud granted two weeks to the concerned authorities to remove these encroachments and asked the deputy collector to ensure that its order is complied with.

  • After ‘historic victory’, Trupti Desai enters Haji Ali Dargah

    Pune : After a group of around 100 women and social activists entered the inner sanctum of the Haji Ali Dargah earlier on November 29, Bhumata Brigade activist Trupti Desai and others visited the holy place on Saturday.

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    Mumbai: Women to re-enter Haji Ali dargah after 5 years

    Mumbai,  After five years, a series of legal battles and agitations, a group of women activists will enter the famous Haji Ali dargah (mausoleum) here on Tuesday afternoon, an activist said.

  • Haji Ali Dargah Trust to grant access to women in Mumbai

    New Delhi: Women will be granted access to the sanctum sanctorum of the Haji Ali shrine in Mumbai on par with men, the Dargah Trust told the Supreme Court today and sought four weeks to make the requisite infrastructural changes.

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    Islam prohibits women from visiting graveyards, says Haji Ali Dargaah chairman

    Mumbai: Haji Ali Dargaah chairman and managing trustee Abu Sultan Merchant has reiterated that as per Islam, women are not allowed to visit graveyards and that is why the trust had imposed a ban on their entry into the shrine’s inner sanctum of the tomb of saint Sayed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari.

  • Haji Ali: HC judgment today

    Mumbai : After hearing the matter for nearly two years, the Bombay High Court is likely to pronounce its judgment over the public interest litigation which has sought entry of women in the inner sanctum of the famous Haji Ali Dargah in South Mumbai, on Friday. A division bench presided by Justice Vidyasagar Kanade and Justice Revati Mohit-Dhere, which is hearing the PIL filed by foun-ders of the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan is

  • Haji Ali Dargah turns 100

    Mumbai :  The Haji Ali Dargah Trust, which manages the five-century-old Haji Ali shrine in the Arabian Sea off Worli, will complete 100 years on Saturday (February 20) and a host of celebrations are planned to commemorate the centenary, an trust official said.

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    Pak family refused accommodation in Mumbai, leaves dejected

    Mumbai: A Pakistani family which arrived here to visit the Haji Ali ‘dargah’ to pray for their mentally challenged son was refused accommodation by several hotels in the city following which they spent the night on a pavement. A sub-inspector of Railway Police Force (RPF) provided some succour to the family of around five members after they reached the Mumbai Central Railway Station on Wednesday but the family failed to find accommodation in any hotel or lodge, its senior inspector R