Posted: 03.09.2015
 
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By Dr. Manoj Jain
The Huffington Post Last month, a deeply religious man in India ended his life in a way that has been practiced for millennia by devout members of the Jain religion. His death made headlines when a state court in Rajasthan declared the practice, known as Santhara, illegal. The Jain community responded with protests, and the Indian Supreme Court ended up reversing the order until further deliberations. Few may...
Posted: 01.09.2015
 
The Times Of India Allows Jains To Give Up Life By Not Taking Food Times of India Mumbai edition 1 Sep 2015 Dhananjay.Mahapatra @timesgroup.com New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday took less than 60 seconds to stay the Rajasthan High Court judgment which branded Jainism’s centuries-old ‘Santhara or Sallekhana’ custom as attempt to suicide warranting prosecution under Section 306 of the Indian Penal...
Posted: 01.09.2015
 
The Times Of India TNN | Aug 31, 2015, 01.22 PM IST Ahmedabad On Sunday, the participants of the TOI-Heritage Walk series were introduced to a city which made the Mughal emperor Akbar ban animal slaughter.The walk revealed how the powerful and influential Jain Madir to Masjid walk community showed the world it was possible to blend different cultures into one form, without unsettling one's individuality. The...
Posted: 01.09.2015
 
IndiaToday The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Jain practice of Santhara, which was earlier banned by a Rajasthsn High Court order, and gave the Rajasthan government and the Centre four weeks to answer why it had opposed the practice. Jain community members.(Photo: Wikipedia creative commons) The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Jain practice of Santhara, which was earlier banned by a Rajasthsn High...
Posted: 01.09.2015
 
NDTV 31.08.2015: NEW DELHI: For now, a tradition of Jains that sees themselves starving to death has been permitted by the Supreme Court. Last month, the Rajasthan High Court said that the voluntary custom of "santhara" is a form of suicide and therefore illegal. Last week, thousands of Jains held a demonstration in Jaipur carrying banners that read "Suicide is crime. Santhara is religion." A group of petitions...
Posted: 01.09.2015
By Jayaram V
Hinduwebsite.com The Nine Tattvas of Svetambara Jainism The essential doctrine of Jainism centers around tattvas, loosely translated into English as basis substances, truths or realities, which are described in the Tattvardtha Sutra. The doctrine of tattva is common to Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism and several schools of Indian philosophy. However, they differ with regard to the nature, number and composition...
Posted: 31.08.2015
By Jayaram V
Hinduwebsite.com Pudgala and Paramanu, The Atomic Theory of Jainism As an outsider or a Hindu, what I like most about Jainism is its emphasis upon virtuous living. In Jainism there are no middle paths and shortcuts. You may follow them at the peril of delaying your liberation; but if liberation is your ultimate aim, you must sacrifice every possible comfort and follow that path no matter the pain and suffering...
Posted: 31.08.2015
 
Deccan Chronicle: August 28, 2015, 07.33 am IST Thousands of people from the Jain community participating in a rally to protest against the Rajasthan high court order for condemning the practice of Santhara (voluntary fast unto death). (Photo: DC) Chennai: Over 10,000 people including women and children representing the Jain community marched from Sowcarpet to Ayanavaram on Thursday to protest against a...
Posted: 30.08.2015
 
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Posted: 30.08.2015
 
The Telegraph Followers of ancient non-violent religion ask Indian supreme court to legalise tradition of santhara after lower court bans ritual as 'assisted suicide' Members of the Indian Jain community participate in a rally after a march protesting the Rajasthan State High Court ruling against Santhara, a Jain practice of fasting unto death, in Jaipur Photo: AFP By Philip Sherwell, Asia Editor 4:36PM BST 27...
Posted: 26.08.2015
 
The Times Of India Bharti Jain,TNN | Aug 26, 2015, 03.51 PM IST NEW DELHI: The Muslim population grew by 24.6% between 2001 and the 2011 Census, against the 16.8% decadal growth rate of Hindus in the same period. Though the all-India decadal growth of Muslims was less than 29.3% between 1991 and 2001, their statewise decadal growth rate, as reflected in the 2011 Census, is higher than Hindus in all 35 states...
Posted: 25.08.2015
 
The Telegraph Kolkata, 25.08.2015 Santhara Issue About 5,000 Jains marched from Burrabazar to Esplanade on Monday afternoon protesting a Rajasthan High Court verdict banning Santhara, a centuries-old Jain practice of starving oneself to death to attain salvation. The Jains who walked said Santhara was an individual's choice and their religion did not compel anyone to practise it. The high court order, they...
Posted: 25.08.2015
 
The Times Of India TNN | Aug 24, 2015, 05.21 AM IST KOLKATA: Close on the heels of the Rajasthan high court terming 'Santhara', the Jain ritual of systematic fasting to death, an offence, community members in Kolkata announced being part of a nationwide protest with a silent rally on Monday. "The Jain community is unhappy with the recent decision of the Rajastha HC that equaled Santhara to suicide and declared...
Posted: 25.08.2015
 
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Posted: 24.08.2015
 
August 24, 2015 Hyderabad Jains in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad held a 5 kms protest, Ahimsa Peace Rally, in city on Monday against Rajasthan High Court’s order declaring Santhara, an age old Jains Ritual Practice of fast unto death, as suicide. Navratan Mall Gundecha, President of Sri Jain Sewa Sangh; Manoj Kothari, of Sri Jain Mahamandal; Ashok Saklecham, Secretary of Jain Sewa Sangh;...
Posted: 24.08.2015
 
The Hindu Newspaper BELAGAVI, August 24, 2015 Members of the Jain community staging a demonstration in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s offic,e in protest against the Rajasthan High Court judgment on ‘Santhara’, in Belagavi on Monday. PHOTO: BY D.B. PATIL. The “Samasth Jain Samaj” has demanded that the Prime Minister intervene immediately to ensure that the religious rights and interests of Jains...
Posted: 24.08.2015
 
The Hindu Newspaper BENGALURU, August 24, 2015 A delegation comprising members of the Karnataka Jain community, led by Dharmasthala Surendra Kumar, met Union Law Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda on Sunday and urged him on the continuation of the religious practice of ‘Sallekhana/Santhara’. ‘File an appeal’ The delegation requested Mr. Gowda to file an appeal in the Supreme Court against the judgment of...
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Business Standard Press Trust of India | Thu Aug 20, 2015 | 17:32 IST Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh The Vishwa Hindu Parishad on expressed "sadness and agony" over the Rajasthan High Court judgement banning the practice of "Santhara", a Jain religious practice of voluntary fast unto death. "We humbly request the judiciary and the governments not to interfere in matters relating to religious and cultural life. The...
Posted: 21.08.2015
 
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Business Standard Press Trust of India | Indore August 17, 2015 Last Updated at 20:28 IST Protesting against the Rajasthan High Court's decision which held the practise of Santhara (a ritual self-starvation to death) among the Jains as illegal, a large number of community members today staged a demonstration here. "One should understand the difference between Santhara and suicide. Santhara is not at all a...
Posted: 17.08.2015
 
The Times Of India TNN | Aug 15, 2015, 03.09 AM IST NAGPUR: Digambar Jain muni Prasanna Sagarji Maharaj, one of the most revered in the community, on Friday termed the Rajasthan High Court's outlawing the Jain practice of Santhara or Sallekhana (fast unto death) as unfortunate. Prasanna Sagarji, who is in the city for his four-month-long Chaturmaas, told reporters, "It has hurt the feelings of...
Posted: 16.08.2015
 
Ahimsa Times CURRENT TOPIC...RAJASTHAN HIGH COURT DECISION ABOUT SANTHARA RAJASTHAN HIGH COURT RAISE TREMORS IN JAIN COMMUNITY The Rajasthan High Court judgment (Nikhil Soni vs. Union of India & Ors. Civil Writ Petition No.7414/2006) declaring the Jain practice of Santhara or Sallekhana illegal has drawn strong reactions from Jain community. The court has ruled that Santhara is not an “essential tenet” of...
Posted: 15.08.2015
 
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The Times Of India TNN | Aug 14, 2015, 01.24 PM IST INDORE: Youngsters of Jain community of Indore came up with a signature campaign on a 108-feet canvas against Rajasthan High Court ban on 'santhara' ritual followed by Jain community that has been considered suicide by court. President of Jain youth wing Deepak Jain said, "We have started a signature campaign at Rajwada against the ban on...
Posted: 13.08.2015
 
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Posted: 12.08.2015
 
The Indian Express Photo:TOI The court ruled Monday that Santhara was not an “essential tenet” of Jainism and held it akin to suicide. Written by Mahim Pratap Singh | Jaipur | Updated: August 12, 2015 4:54 am The Rajasthan High Court judgment declaring the Jain practice of Santhara or Sallekhana (fast unto death) illegal has drawn strong reactions from religious heads of the community, who have appealed to...
Posted: 12.08.2015
 
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Posted: 11.08.2015
 
Dainik Navjyoti, Rajasthan ShortNews in English: 11.08.2015 Jaipur Santhara Issue: 3 voices against ban, by: Muni Pulaksagar, Muni Tarunsagar & a Sthanakvasi saint News in Hindi:
Posted: 11.08.2015
 
The Times Of India Jains to move SC against court order TNN | Aug 11, 2015, 02.25 AM IST JAIPUR: Reacting to the ban on Santhara practice by the Jain community, Munishri Praman Sagarji Maharaj, a Digambar Jain saint, termed it "unfortunate" and said that the community will appeal against it in the Supreme Court within 90 days. At a press conference on Monday after the court's verdict, Maharaj...
Posted: 11.08.2015
 
Hindustan Times Lalit Sharma, Hindustan Times, Jaipur Updated: Aug 10, 2015 23:59 IST Jains praying at the feet of Lord Bahubali, the world's largest monolithic statue. The ban on the Jain ritual 'Santhara' comes after a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by advocate Nikhil Soni a decade ago. The activist claimed the ritual is a social evil and should be considered as suicide. (Photo courtesy: Wikimedia...
Posted: 11.08.2015
 
The Times Of India JAIPUR:10.08.2015 The court called the practice punishable under section 309 of the IPC as an attempt to commit suicide. The Rajasthan High Court on Monday declared the practice of 'Santhara' or 'Sullekhana' within the Jain community as illegal. Santhara means a fast unto death. A person after taking a vow of 'Santhara' stops eating and even drinking water and awaits death. The court called...
Posted: 11.08.2015
 
Daily News & Analysis Monday, 10 August 2015 - 10:22pm IST | Place: Jaipur | Agency: PTI The Rajasthan High Court on Monday held Jainism religious ritual of 'Santhara' (fast unto death) as illegal making it punishable under section 306 and 309 IPC (abetment of suicide) The Rajasthan High Court on Monday held Jainism religious ritual of 'Santhara' (fast unto death) as illegal making it punishable under section...
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The Times Of India TNN | Aug 4, 2015, 01.54 AM IST KOLKATA: A documentary on the Jain practice of santhara, where a person takes a vow of abstinence and starves to death, has won a Special Jury award at the recently concluded Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival 2015. The 25-minute film has been written, directed and edited by Mumbai-based journalist-filmmaker Shekhar Hattangadi. The film, 'Santhara',...
Posted: 07.08.2015
 
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Posted: 03.08.2015
 
The Indian Express Apart from not eating any meat product, going vegan means avoiding meat-based products too, like milk and eggs. (Source: Indo- Asian news service) A lot of Hollywood actors were already doing it but when closer home Bollywood icon Aamir Khan recently announced his plans of turning vegan, many became curious. While some may express doubts, a doctors’ group from the US has initiated an India...
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