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NCW peeved at denial of women�s entry into temple

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GUWAHATI, Aug 29 - Acting on a complaint lodged by some women alleging that women were denied entry to the Kamakhya Temple during the recent Deodhani festival, the National Commission for Women (NCW) has written to Director General of Assam Police Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta requesting him to look into the matter and take appropriate steps.

In the letter issued by NCW member Soso Shaiza, the Commission stated that it had received a written complaint from Riyan Sarma and few other residents of Guwahati stating that the incident was tantamount to violation of right to live with dignity and outraging one�s modesty by the Kamakhya Temple management committee.

�The complainant has alleged that every year a festival is celebrated at the Kamakhya Temple where both males and females participate and enjoy together. This year the management committee has wrongfully restrained only the female devotees from entering the temple premises and the security guards literally pushed girls and women out of the temple,� the letter stated.

The complainant also moved the president of the temple management committee after the incident, but they were belittled for being women and told that they did not have any rights, the NCW letter cited.

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NCW peeved at denial of women�s entry into temple

GUWAHATI, Aug 29 - Acting on a complaint lodged by some women alleging that women were denied entry to the Kamakhya Temple during the recent Deodhani festival, the National Commission for Women (NCW) has written to Director General of Assam Police Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta requesting him to look into the matter and take appropriate steps.

In the letter issued by NCW member Soso Shaiza, the Commission stated that it had received a written complaint from Riyan Sarma and few other residents of Guwahati stating that the incident was tantamount to violation of right to live with dignity and outraging one�s modesty by the Kamakhya Temple management committee.

�The complainant has alleged that every year a festival is celebrated at the Kamakhya Temple where both males and females participate and enjoy together. This year the management committee has wrongfully restrained only the female devotees from entering the temple premises and the security guards literally pushed girls and women out of the temple,� the letter stated.

The complainant also moved the president of the temple management committee after the incident, but they were belittled for being women and told that they did not have any rights, the NCW letter cited.

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