“Women who enter Shani temples will invite rape” says Shankaracharya Swaroopanand
In what can only be termed shocking and illogical, Shankaracharya Swaroopanand says women who enter Shani temples will invite rape according to a CNN IBN Breaking Story.
Just days after Maharashtra’s Shani Shingnapur temple opened its doors to women, Swaroopanand made these bizarre remarks. It took a mega campaign for women to end a centuries-old ban that said women were not permitted into the temple’s inner sanctum. The courts supported the various activists and ruled that the ban was in the wrong.