Bhumata Rangragini Brigade leader Trupti Desai visited the Haji Ali dargah in Mumbai on Thursday morning, reported The Hindu. Desai was stopped from entering the premises on April 28. After her visit, she said the administration must relax their restriction on allowing women inside the inner sanctum in the next 15 days, failing which, her supporters and she would launch a fresh protest.

“Today I entered Haji Ali Dargah. I went till the point where women were allowed to go and offered prayers. At Haji Ali Dargah I prayed that women be allowed to enter the inner sanctum like they did before 2011,” Desai said. The shrine's trust barred women from entering the mausoleum in 2011, saying that it was a "grievous sin" as per Islam for women to be in close proximity of the grave of a male Muslim saint, reported dna.

Mumbai Police officials said Desai informed them about her plan on Wednesday. "Ms Desai visited the dargah at around 6 am on Thursday and left after offering prayers. There is already security at the dargah and we also deployed some extra personnel," said Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Deven Bharti.

Desai had earlier campaigned for women to enter the Shani Shingnapur temple in Maharashtra. Last month, the Bombay High Court ruled that women should be allowed into all places of worship where men are given entry.