Govt. is trying its best for gender equality. Various Govt schemes are there to help women to stand by men. But there are something which is not supporting gender equality in India such there are many places in India with restricted women entry. Let’s have look on such places.
1. Aligarh Muslim University
Aligarh Muslim University has rejected the demand of women students for access to the varsity’s Maulana Azad Library, saying that there would be “four times more boys in the library” if girls were allowed in. The VC said that “if girls will come to the library, boys will get attracted to them and discipline issues will crop up”.
2. Haji Ali Dargah Shrine, Mumbai
The Dargah’s most sacred inner sanctum is barred to females. The shrine’s authorities claim that it is “un-Islamic under the Sharia Law” for women to visit graves and that they were rectifying a mistake that had allowed women to enter this area.
3. Lord Ayappa Temple, Sabarimala
The Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala in the state of Kerala bars the entry of women aged 10 to 50, the years in which they are most likely to be menstruating.
4. Jama Masjid, Delhi
At Jama Masjid Delhi, the largest mosque in India, women are not allowed to enter after Maghrib prayers (sunset).
5. Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kerala
Women are not permitted to enter the temple vaults. Even a female official from the Archaeological Survey of India was prevented from entering the chamber for inventorying the treasures.
6. Lord Kartikeya Temple, Pushkar
According to myth, women who visit this temple in Pushkar will get cursed instead of being blessed, hence the ban.
7. Patbausi Satra, Assam
Women aren’t allowed inside the temple to preserve its “purity”, particularly as menstruating women are considered “unclean”. In 2010, Assam Governor JB Patnaik decided to break the rule and he entered with some women, but the ban was reimposed later.
8. Jain Temples, Guna, Madhya Pradesh
Jain community leaders in Guna district of northern Madhya Pradesh do not allow women wearing “western” attire, especially jeans and tops, from entering temples.
9. Nizamuddin Dargah, New Delhi
At Nizamuddin Dargah, women are not allowed entry into the sanctum and they are confined at the periphery.
10. Bhavani Deeksha Mandapam, Vijayawada
Jayanthi Vimala was appointed priest at the temple following death of her father, a hereditary priest. As her father has no sons, the government appointed her “vamsa paramparya archaka” (hereditary priest) at the temple in 1990. She is the only woman priest appointed by the government in the state but she is not allowed entry into the sanctum sanctorum of the temple, like all other women.
11. Shani Shingnapur Temple