New chapter unfolds

On this Eid, a new chapter has been unfolded with the entry of women for the first time in Aishbagh Eidgah, wherein management has made special arrangements for women allowing them to offer ‘namaz’ in the premises on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
The step by the Eidgah management of making special arrangements for women has set up an example of equality and all this was done amid raging debate over entry of women at religious places.
For the first time, the Aishbagh Eidgah in Lucknow has opened doors for women to offer namaz.
The Imam of the Eidgah had said that a separate enclosure exclusively for women namazis was being put in place in Taiyab Hall of Eidgah for the Eid-ul-Fitr namaz.
This move comes at a time when India has witnessed numerous controversies regarding the entry of women to places of worship. Women being denied entry to Sabarimala in Kerela, Shani temple in Maharashtra and Haji Ali Dargah in Mumbai infuriated many with women taking to streets to protest against this discrimination. Many women organizations have fought and are fighting to have equal rights for the women in India, but by allowing women for the first time in the eidgah premises to offer namaz will surely sent the trend and women across the country will also enjoy free movement in religious places, without any barring.
It will surely encourage other managements to take liberal view towards the women folk and treat them equally along with men.

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