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The Jain religion and the right to die by Santhara

Indian Express explains the issues in the legal battle around the practice of starving to death.

Doc firm on Santhara despite HC ban: I too want a beautiful death

Dr Kalyan Gangwal, consulting physician at the KEM Hospital, is firm on taking up Sallekhana aka Santhara aka Samadhi Maran.

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Jains protest against Santhara order

The Jain community Monday held protest marches in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Delhi against the Rajasthan High Court order declaring the practice of Santhara or Sallekhana illegal. Criticising the judiciary for its “ignorance”, they asked judges to consult religious heads before passing such verdicts in future. Setting aside their inter-denominational differences, community members […]

Silent march by Jains against Rajasthan HC order on 'Santhara' in Madhya Pradesh

The community leaders also handed over a memorandum to the district Collector demanding that the court should reconsider its decision on 'Santhara'.

Santhara verdict: Jains to hold mega protest today

The call for Monday’s protest has been given by Dharma Bachao Andolan Samiti that has representatives from all Jain sects.

Rajasthan HC says Santhara illegal: Jains to challenge court order

As devotees turned up in large numbers, bids were called for different steps of the last rites, and the highest bidder won the right to give mukhagni.

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RSS opposes minority status for Jain community

Jains are a part and parcel of the Hindu ethos, history and culture. Few of our traditions and rituals might be different but every culture of this land are Hindu,

Indian group at the forefront of mall siege response

As attack dragged,Jains at nearby religious centre treated,fed the injured and cops

ASI faces uphill battle over Jain temple

After shifting idol from protected site,Jain trust wins case in HC

Mob halts AMC squad out to raze shrine

Civic officials faced stiff resistance from Jain community residents in Vejalpur area on Wednesday when they turned up there for demolishing a Jain shrine built at the Shantinath Apartment on Vejalpur Road without permission from the civic body.

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