Women readmitted to Muslim shrine
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Women win court battle to enter Muslim shrine in India

For the first time in four years, a group of women has been allowed to enter the inner sanctum of a Muslim shrine in India.

They were banned by the trust that runs the Haji Ali mosque in Mumbai, which said it was a “sin” to allow women to touch the tombs of male saints.

Women from across India had taken court action to have the ban lifted.

Produced by Aakriti Thapar. Filmed and edited by Vishnu Vardhan.

  • 29 Nov 2016
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