Struggle for equality

Print edition : May 13, 2016

Swarajya Mahila Sanghatana chief Vanita Gutte and other women offering worship at the Trimbakeshwar temple near Nashik on April 21. On April 15, the temple trust decided to allow women into the sanctum santorum for one hour every day. Photo: PTI

Trupti Desai of the Bhumata Ranragini Brigade and other activists gather as they attempt to enter the Shani Shingnapur temple in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. Photo: AFP

A woman pilgrim trekking to the Sabarimala temple in Kerala. Photo: Leju Kamal

The women’s movement for the right of entry into religious spaces seeks to challenge gender- and caste-based hierarchies. The organisations leading it believe that the notion of equality should be extended to all spheres where women face discrimination.

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