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Indian Court Lifts Ban on Women Entering Inner Sanctum of Historic Mosque

In a key victory for women activists fighting for equal access to places of worship in India, the Mumbai High Court Friday lifted a ban on women entering the inner sanctum of one of the country’s most prominent mosques, the Haji Ali Dargah.     Women’s rights campaigners, who are leading a nationwide campaign called “Right to Pray,” hailed the judgment as a major milestone in their agenda not just to end discriminatory practices in places of worship, but the notion that women are...

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