Congress to oppose ban on women in temples

Congress to oppose ban  on women in temples

Congress spokesperson Priya Dutt on Saturday said her party will oppose the ban on entry of women devotees into temples.

Addressing reporters, she said women have every right to worship. The Congress will back the ongoing agitation by various women’s organisations in Maharashtra demanding the lifting of the ban on women devotees into the sanctum sanctorum of Shani Shinganapur temple in Ahmednagar district.

The former Congress MP said women have got equal rights when it comes to religion and entering temples and there should not be any discrimination. “We have to change according to changes in society. Denying entry for women citing past traditions and history is not a good precedent,” she stated.

AICC seeks report on Naik
The AICC is learnt to have sought a report from the KPCC on the controversy related to Labour Minister P T Parameshwar Naik, who was caught on camera making a claim that he got a police officer transferred in Ballari district for keeping his phone call on hold.

Sources in the State Congress said the KPCC has started collecting information on the issue. KPCC president and Home Minister G Parameshwara is learnt to have spoken to Naik over phone in this regard.
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