Shocked by 13-year-old Jain girl Aradhana Samdhariya’s death after fasting for 68 days, the Jain community in Hyderabad and Secunderabad on Monday decided to issue informal guidelines to the community to prohibit and discourage minors from undertaking strict fasting in which they survive only on boiled water.
At a meeting of the Jain Seva Sangh, the biggest Jain organisation in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, it was decided to issue instructions to parents to not force, or even encourage, minors to undertake fasting. An announcement is expected to be made by Hyderabad-based religious head Guru Bhagwan Ravindramuniji at the Kacheguda Sthanak on Tuesday.
Aradhana died in the early hours of October 4, two days after she broke her fast. At the meeting, the Seva Sangh also decided to back Aradhana’s family in the abetment to suicide case registered against them by the police.
- Twitter War Between Congress Leader Amarinder Singh & Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
- Life Of Actor-Dancer Ashwini Ekbote Who Died During A Performance
- Idea Exchange With Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh
- PM Narendra Modi Bats For Equal Rights : Here What He Said On Triple Talaq
- Uncle Shivpal Targets Akhilesh, Claims CM Told Him He Will Form Another Party
- Pakistan Continues To Violate Ceasefire In RS Pura
- Samajwadi Party’s internal fight divides SP
- Cyrus Mistry Removed As Chairman of Tata Sons: Here’s What Happened
- Wreath Laying Ceremony Of Slain Soldier Sushil Kumar Observed
- Virat Kohli Powers India Home With Unbeaten 154
- Pakistan Resorts To Heavy Mortar Shelling, 1 BSF Jawan Dead, 3 Injured
- Bigg Boss 10 Weekend Ka Vaar: Priyanka Jagga Evicted
- Here’s How Much Army Welfare Fund Has After MNS Demanded Rs 5 Cr To Cast Pak Artistes
- Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray Take A Jibe At MNS: Here’s What He Said
- Samajwadi Party Crisis Deepens: Here’s How It Will Impact UP Polls
Ashok Sanklecha, the organisation’s president,“We are telling the community to be careful with minors. They should not be allowed to go on fasts for weeks. It should not become a competition,” he told The Indian Express.
About backing Aradhana’s family in the police case, Sanklecha said, “Blaming her parents without understanding the background and the religious significance is unfair.”