MUMBAI:- Dozens of women entered the inner sanctum of a historic mosque in India on Tuesday after winning a bitter legal battle for a ban on female worshippers to be lifted. The Haji Ali Dargah trust agreed last month to lift the ban on women entering the landmark mausoleum off the coast of Mumbai after a group of women campaigners launched a legal case.The trustees put the ban in place in 2011 arguing that allowing them near the tomb of a revered saint was a "grievous sin" in Islam.–AFP


Campaigner Noorjehan Niaz called it a "victory for women's rights" and said it would set a strong precedent for similar cases.