Do You Think Entry To Temples Is An ‘Only-Society’ Issue?
- JWB Discussion
- May 24, 2016
Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi does it again! She has now said that deciding whether women can enter religious places or not shouldn’t be an issue that the Government should interfere with, and should, in fact, lie within the hands of the society.
“Some things should be left outside the government’s purview. Let the society decide on it,” she told Indian Express. “In this particular case, it is about religion and I am not sure the state should intrude. In all democracies, there is a clear demarcation between religion and the state.”
Earlier, women’s rights activists had been seen gaining entry to the Shani Shingnapur temple. They’ve found adequate support from many Political Leaders.
What side are you on? Do you think the Government shouldn’t intervene in the ‘societal’ matters, or do you believe otherwise? Let us know in the comments below.