Haji Malang: The Sufi shrine caught up in a religious row in Mumbai

Haji Malang: The Sufi shrine caught up in a religious row in Mumbai

In the 1980s, Mr Shinde’s political mentor, Anand Dighe, spearheaded a campaign to “reclaim” the Haji Malang dargah for Hindus. In 1996, he reportedly led 20,000 workers from the Shiv Sena party inside the dargah to perform a pooja (a Hindu act of worship).