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Trimbakeshwar Temple Protest: Trupti Desai detained, then released

Bhumata Brigade Chief Trupti Desai, Who Had Anchored The Protests Demanding The Right To Worship At Shani Shignapur Temple, Has Been Arrested On Her Way To Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple In Nashik.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aman Dwivedi | Updated on: 09 Mar 2016, 07:53:15 AM

New Delhi:

Bhumata brigade chief Trupti Desai, who was detained this morning on her way to Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple in Nashik, has been released by police.

Desai had anchored the protests demanding the right to worship at Shani Shignapur Temple, has been arrested

Trupti was going to protest for the demand of entry into Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple in Nashik.

Desai had left Pune earlier in the day trooping nearly 150-175 activists in vehicles as part of her plan to push for entry of women into the “garbhagriha” (sanctum sanctorum) of the ancient temple which houses one of the 12 Jyotirlingas.

Before setting out, she made a plea to Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis to make sure that their members are not detained on the way, as the authorities did during the earlier campaign.

“Since the Chief Minister had supported us on the

Shani Shinganapur issue, we hope that we are not stopped today

and will be allowed to enter the ‘garbhagriha’,” Desai, who chose the occasion of Maha Shivratri to resume their campaign, told PTI.

With PTI Inputs

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First Published : 08 Mar 2016, 07:57:00 AM