Trupti Desai was stopped from entering the inner sanctum of Mahalaxmi TempleMaharashtra: Bhoomata Ranragini Brigade leader Trupti Desai was stopped from entering the inner sanctum of Kolhapur's Mahalaxmi temple by locals on Wednesday, 13th April 2016. The incident happened despite police presence in the temple, ANI reported.
Local women blocked Desai and even pushed her away when she tried to enter the sanctum even as the police failed to bring the situation in control.
Later, Temple priest told that Act doesnot permit entry into inner sanctum of the temple. She interpreted the Act wrongly.
“I wanted to tell Trupti Desai about SC judgement that the act she is talking of is about 'entry into the temple': Mahalakshmi Temple preist said.
Desai and other activists were earlier taken into preventive custody when they tried to proceed towards famous Mahalaxmi temple here in procession allegedly in violation of prohibitory orders.
The atmosphere around the temple was tense and shops downed shutters as activists of Shiv Sena and other organisations gathered in the area after Desai insisted to take darshan of the deity, clad in salwar kameez instead of sari, the formal dress code suggested by police and priests.