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Police whisked her off to safety shortly after she reached near the dargah, as angry men and women laid siege to her vehicle.
Kerala, one of the smallest states in the Republic of India, was formed in 1956. The state has 14 districts and the capital is in Trivandrum [now Thiruvananthapuram]. It is bordered by the states of karnataka on the north, Tamil Nadu to the east and the arabian sea to the west (map).But they cannot go to the tomb of Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari," trustee Suhail Khandwani told IANS.After having a long-distance 'darshan' of the dargah from the entrance — around 500 metres from the shoreline — Desai left, promising to meet Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and demand women's entry to the sanctum sanctorum for gender equality.A minor scuffle took place between police and both pro- and anti-Desai groups near the entrance in the evening, following which the Haji Ali Dargah Trust decided to exercise caution and shut the main gates two hours before the scheduled time of 10pm."All women are allowed inside the dargah on adhering to rules, regulations and traditions that concern respect for religious sentiments.
What is the need for her to come in a procession when women have always been permitted in the dargah?