Amid all this, Bhumata Brigade activist Trupti Desai on Monday visited Shani Shingnapur temple to seek blessings ahead of the verdict. “The Bhumata Brigade had taken out a protest in regard to the entry of women in the inner sanctum of the Haji Ali Dargah. The verdict in regard to the PIL in the Bombay High Court will come tomorrow. We are going to the Shani temple today to pray that the verdict comes in our favour,” Desai told ANI on Monday. The activist – who had successfully campaigned against the ban on women entering the Shani Shingnapur temple – had in April, planned to enter Haji Ali dargah, which does not allow women in its core area.
However, local residents and policemen foiled Desai’s entry.