Grave issues

Print edition : May 13, 2016

Inside the Haji Ali Dargah in Mumbai. Photo: Punit Paranjpe/AFP

Founder-members of the BMMA (from left) Zakia Soman, Nagma Sheikh and Noorjehan Niaz at a press conference. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

The Haji Ali Dargah’s decision to deny women access to the inner sanctum from 2011 is widely believed to be a retrograde step because women can pray in several dargahs in the country.
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