A group of women devotees was attacked at the Trimbakeshwar temple in Nashik, Maharashtra, on Wednesday, reported Press Trust of India. They were trying to enter the inner sanctum of the temple when some local residents assaulted them.
The police have registered a case against about 200 people for assaulting the women devotees.
The temple trust had decided to permit women to enter the sanctum sanctorum on the condition that they should wear wet cotton or silk clothes. The entry is also restricted to one hour a day from 6 am to 7 am.
“I was standing along with our women activists in the queue since 5 am to gain entry into the sanctum sanctorum of the temple. We also followed the dress code – wearing wet cotton clothes – for the purpose,” Vanita Gutte, president of Pune-based ‘Swarajya Sanghatana’ told PTI.