Shiv Sena’s muslim leader Haji Arafat Shaikh said that activist Trupti Desai would be hit with slippers if she tried to enter Haji Ali Dargah.
“Trupti Desai says she will enter and touch Mazaar at Haji Ali, we strongly condemn this. If she makes an attempt then she would be welcomed with ‘prasad’ of chappals. I will become the voice of my religion and won’t let her touch the mazaar. Many Muslim women are also opposing her.”
Shaikh, who joined the Shiv Sena after leaving Maharashtra Navnirman Sena in 2014, further said Desai’s wants to disturb the peaceful environment in Mumbai.
However, the Bhoomata Ranragini Brigade chief is unfazed by the threats.
Earlier, Desai had led the movement for women’s entry to temple in Shani Shingnapur temple in Ahmednagar.
Our group would be going to Haji Ali Dargah on April 28,Shiv Sena’s threats won’t work-Trupti Desai, Activist pic.twitter.com/fvhHeiukvn
— ANI (@ANI_news) April 23, 2016
Interestingly, Shiv Sena has distanced itself from Shaikh’s comment. Party spokesperson and legislator Neelam Gorhe, said, “This is purely his personal view on the issue. It is not the Shiv Sena stand, which is clear and we respect the Bombay High Court decision.”