The Pune police on Friday morning (October 19) detained activist Trupti Desai after she allegedly threatened to block PM Narendra Modi’s convoy along with other supporters.

Trupti Desai, who is protesting for women’s entry in Sabarimala temple, was heading towards Shirdi temple along with other protesters to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will be visiting Shirdi temple today.

After the arrest, Desai said, “After the Supreme Court’s decision to allow women of all ages into the Sabarimala temple, they are not being allowed inside. The women trying to enter the temple are being heckled and abused.'' 

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Sai Baba temple. I want to ask him that if one can safely visit Sai Baba temple then why women are not being allowed inside Sabarimala after the Supreme Court’s decision,” she added.

On October 17, Trupti Desai had written a letter to superintendent of police, Ahmednagar, demanding permission to meet PM Modi to discuss Sabarimala temple issue. She also threatened to stop his convoy if he does not meet.

On Wednesday (October 17), the doors to Sabarimala temple was opened for the first time after the Supreme Court order to allow women of all ages to enter the shrine. However, women were halted by a huge number of devotees, who intimidated women journalists and female devotees, and locked horns with the police.