Ambala temple bans entry of women, imposes fine

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Ambala:  A temple in Ambala has stopped the entry of women because the priests believe women practice black magic inside the temple. More shockingly, the women of the area are divided over this and with some even supporting it.

Kawaljit Kaur who used to come to the temple every morning is furious and says, "I don't understand why they have done this. They should take back this decision."

The new order prohibiting the entry of women also stipulates a fine of Rs 500 for women who violate the order.

The temple's priest Narinder Sharma says, "Women are not pious. They used to come here and practice black magic. We can't stop some women so it is a ban for all".

The woman member of the village Panchayat agrees with the priest.

Pooja Rani who is a Panch of the village says, "This has been done for the betterment of the village. It is a right decision. I agree with it."

But women like Kawaljit Kaur have not given up. Kaur says that she will fight till women are again allowed entry to the temple.

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