Don’t let minors fast: Jain group

An announcement is expected to be made by Hyderabad-based religious head Guru Bhagwan Ravindramuniji at the Kacheguda Sthanak on Tuesday.

Written by Sreenivas Janyala | Hyderabad | Published:October 11, 2016 3:04 am
Aradhana Samdhariya, hyderabad girl death, hyderabad 13 year old, hyderabad girl fast death, news, latest news, India news, national news, Hyderabad news, hyderabad jains Aradhana died in the early hours of October 4, two days after she broke her fast. (Express photo)

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.

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.”

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    Fhjjkkkhfgk
    Oct 11, 2016 at 12:38 pm
    Should have common sense to do this fasting.
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      anon
      Oct 10, 2016 at 11:18 pm
      Am a Hindu son of the soil. Feel offended by the killing of this girl. This practice should be banned like sati was. The Hon. SC should take cognizance and try the parents for murder. I have a teenager daughter and I am more repulsed by the behaviour of these people to the extent that I will say that a little corruption is better than this regressive behaviour. Find it difficult to go through the article / pictures.
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        JayHind
        Oct 11, 2016 at 1:59 am
        even worship naked people linga
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          Noyb
          Oct 11, 2016 at 5:30 am
          Yeah, like it is okay for even adults to go without food for 68days.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;So, the and%* go into damage control mode.
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