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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
India's Jains fight for right to starve to deathSanthara: India's Jains battle in Supreme Court for right to starve to death B
India's Jains fight for right to starve to death
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 7 hours ago
Santhara: India's Jains battle in Supreme Court for right to starve to death By freelance contributor Alys Francis in New Delhi When he was 10, Rajesh Bohra Sangeeta watched his grandmother refuse food and water for 35 days in their family home in... Read more
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Aljazeera
India's top court suspends ban on Jain suicide ritualIndia's Jain community has scored a legal victory when the Supreme Court tempor
India's top court suspends ban on Jain suicide ritual
Aljazeera / Posted 2 days ago
India's Jain community has scored a legal victory when the Supreme Court temporarily lifted a ban on the traditional ritual of Santhara, or fasting to death. Community leaders welcomed the ruling on Monday and said it would give them time to make... Read more
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The Hindu
Supreme Court lifts stay on Santhara ritual of JainsThe Supreme Court on Monday restored the Jain religious practice of a ritualist
Supreme Court lifts stay on Santhara ritual of Jains
The Hindu / Posted 2 days ago
The Supreme Court on Monday restored the Jain religious practice of a ritualistic fast unto death by staying an order of the Rajasthan High Court, which compared it to an act of suicide. A three-judge Bench, headed by Chief Justice of India H.L.... Read more
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The Mercury News
India: Scholar Kalburgi murdered at home after criticizing religious superstitionNEW DELHI (AP) -- Following a knock at his front door, an Indian scholar greete
India: Scholar Kalburgi murdered at home after criticizing religious superstition
The Mercury News / Posted 2 days ago
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Following a knock at his front door, an Indian scholar greeted two unidentified visitors and was shot in the head and the chest, becoming the third critic of religious superstition to be killed in the country in three years. The... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Indian scholar who criticized idol worship murdered at homeNEW DELHI (AP) - Following a knock at his front door, an Indian scholar greeted
Indian scholar who criticized idol worship murdered at home
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 2 days ago
NEW DELHI (AP) - Following a knock at his front door, an Indian scholar greeted two unidentified visitors and was shot in the head and the chest, becoming the third critic of religious superstition to be killed in the country in three years. The... Read more
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Business Standard India
Things to know about Santhara, Jains' ritual of deathThe Supreme Court on Monday stayed the Rajasthan High Court’s order terming as
Things to know about Santhara, Jains' ritual of death
Business Standard India / Posted 2 days ago
The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the Rajasthan High Court’s order terming as illegal the Santhara (fast unto death) ritual followed by the Jain community. A Bench of Chief Justice H L Dattu and judge Amitava Roy said: “Issue notice. Leave... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Indian scholar who criticized idol worship murdered at homeNEW DELHI (AP) - Following a knock at his front door, an Indian scholar greeted
Indian scholar who criticized idol worship murdered at home
KXXV Waco / Posted 2 days ago
NEW DELHI (AP) - Following a knock at his front door, an Indian scholar greeted two unidentified visitors and was shot in the head and the chest, becoming the third critic of religious superstition to be killed in the country in three years. The... Read more
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FOX 6 News Birmingham
Indian scholar who criticized idol worship murdered at homeNEW DELHI (AP) - Following a knock at his front door, an Indian scholar greeted
Indian scholar who criticized idol worship murdered at home
FOX 6 News Birmingham / Posted 2 days ago
NEW DELHI (AP) - Following a knock at his front door, an Indian scholar greeted two unidentified visitors and was shot in the head and the chest, becoming the third critic of religious superstition to be killed in the country in three years. The... Read more
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asianage
SC stays Rajasthan High Court's order on fast-unto-death ritualSanthara or fast-unto-death is not an essential tenet of Jainism, the High Cour
SC stays Rajasthan High Court's order on fast-unto-death ritual
asianage / Posted 2 days ago
Santhara or fast-unto-death is not an essential tenet of Jainism, the High Court earlier said Mumbai: Supreme Court on Monday stayed Rajasthan High Court's decision declaring 'Santhara' as illegal after Jain communities across the country protested... Read more
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The Hindu
Santhara in the eyes of the lawUnlike a Christian believer who looks upon the human body as a God-given ‘templ
Santhara in the eyes of the law
The Hindu / Posted 2 days ago
Unlike a Christian believer who looks upon the human body as a God-given ‘temple of the human soul’, a devout Jain views that same body as a ‘prison of the human soul’ That conflicting religious philosophies often propel nations into war has long... Read more
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The Hindu
Buddha sculpture discoveredAn unfinished Buddha statue, possibly from the 10th century, was found at Rosal
Buddha sculpture discovered
The Hindu / Posted 4 days ago
An unfinished Buddha statue, possibly from the 10th century, was found at Rosalpatty village in Andipatty taluk of Theni district by scholars from the Madurai-based Pandya Nadu Centre for Historical Research (PCHR). C. Santhalingam, the centre’s... Read more
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Daily News
Revival of a traditionImmediately after the Buddha's death a monk named Subaddha expressed his happin
Revival of a tradition
Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
Immediately after the Buddha's death a monk named Subaddha expressed his happiness, quite aloud, that they don't need to worry about discipline any more. This Subaddha should not be misunderstood with the other monk who was ordained at the old... Read more
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Calcutta News
India's Jains Petition Court Over Right to Fast Until Death KOLKATA - In India's Supreme Court, Jains have challenged a Rajasthan state h
India's Jains Petition Court Over Right to Fast Until Death
Calcutta News / Posted 7 days ago
KOLKATA - In India's Supreme Court, Jains have challenged a Rajasthan state high court order earlier this month that said "santhara," a Jain religious ritual of fasting to death, is... Read more
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asianage
Jains protest order on SantharaJain community members during a protest rally in Surat on Monday against the Ra
Jains protest order on Santhara
asianage / Posted 9 days ago
Jain community members during a protest rally in Surat on Monday against the Rajasthan high court’s decision to make “Santhara” punishable. — PTI The Jain community across Rajasthan took out a silent march to protest against the Rajasthan high... Read more
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Rappler
Thousands of Indian Jains protest right to fast until deathIndian Jains chant religious slogans during a gathering as a part of the protes
Thousands of Indian Jains protest right to fast until death
Rappler / Posted 9 days ago
Indian Jains chant religious slogans during a gathering as a part of the protest in Mumbai on August 24, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPE JAIPUR, India - Thousands of members of the austere Jain religion protested across India on Monday, August 24,... Read more
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New Kerala
Jains in Rajasthan protest ban on religious fast to death Hundreds of members of Jain community took out a rally here on Monday in prot
Jains in Rajasthan protest ban on religious fast to death
New Kerala / Posted 9 days ago
Hundreds of members of Jain community took out a rally here on Monday in protest against a Rajasthan High Court order declaring "Santhara" - a religious fast to death - as... Read more
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The Hindu
The flawed reasoning in the Santhara banWhen the Supreme Court sits on appeal over the judgment, it must rethink its ag
The flawed reasoning in the Santhara ban
The Hindu / Posted 10 days ago
When the Supreme Court sits on appeal over the judgment, it must rethink its age-old doctrine of essential practice, that has substantially weakened religious freedom in India The Rajasthan High Court, in a judgment on the August 10, 2015, declared... Read more
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The Hindu
A reductive reading of SantharaThe judgment, on the age-old practice on Santhara, has made brief and superfici
A reductive reading of Santhara
The Hindu / Posted 10 days ago
The judgment, on the age-old practice on Santhara, has made brief and superficial attempts to make a differentiation between Santhara and euthanasia, sati and suicide. In this abortive act of comparative sociology, the ritual dignity of Santhara has... Read more
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Orange County Business Journal
UCI Set for $3M to Study Jains, SikhsUCI: Humanities Gateway building University of California-Irvine confirmed two
UCI Set for $3M to Study Jains, Sikhs
Orange County Business Journal / Posted 16 days ago
UCI: Humanities Gateway building University of California-Irvine confirmed two $1.5 million donation agreements to endow chairs in studies of Sikhs and Jains signed last week in Buena Park at the Jain Center of Southern California. A “sign-off on... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Jain fasting to death declared illegalSadika,17, a Jain Sadhavi or nun in her ashram in New Delhi. Jainism originated
Jain fasting to death declared illegal
Brisbane Times / Posted 18 days ago
Sadika,17, a Jain Sadhavi or nun in her ashram in New Delhi. Jainism originated in India about 500BC. The world's almost 5 million Jains are almost entirely located in India. Photo: AP New Delhi: The Jains of India are a quiet lot. They work hard,... Read more
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WA Today
Jain fasting to death declared illegalSadika,17, a Jain Sadhavi or nun in her ashram in New Delhi. Jainism originated
Jain fasting to death declared illegal
WA Today / Posted 18 days ago
Sadika,17, a Jain Sadhavi or nun in her ashram in New Delhi. Jainism originated in India about 500BC. The world's almost 5 million Jains are almost entirely located in India. Photo: AP New Delhi: The Jains of India are a quiet lot. They work hard,... Read more
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The Age
Jain fasting to death declared illegalSadika,17, a Jain Sadhavi or nun in her ashram in New Delhi. Jainism originated
Jain fasting to death declared illegal
The Age / Posted 19 days ago
Sadika,17, a Jain Sadhavi or nun in her ashram in New Delhi. Jainism originated in India about 500BC. The world's almost 5 million Jains are almost entirely located in India. Photo: AP New Delhi: The Jains of India are a quiet lot. They work hard,... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Jain fasting to death declared illegalSadika,17, a Jain Sadhavi or nun in her ashram in New Delhi. Jainism originated
Jain fasting to death declared illegal
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 19 days ago
Sadika,17, a Jain Sadhavi or nun in her ashram in New Delhi. Jainism originated in India about 500BC. The world's almost 5 million Jains are almost entirely located in India. Photo: AP New Delhi: The Jains of India are a quiet lot. They work hard,... Read more
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Canberra Times
Jain fasting to death declared illegalSadika,17, a Jain Sadhavi or nun in her ashram in New Delhi. Jainism originated
Jain fasting to death declared illegal
Canberra Times / Posted 19 days ago
Sadika,17, a Jain Sadhavi or nun in her ashram in New Delhi. Jainism originated in India about 500BC. The world's almost 5 million Jains are almost entirely located in India. Photo: AP New Delhi: The Jains of India are a quiet lot. They work hard,... Read more
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The Hindu
Santhara in the eyes of the lawUnlike a Christian believer who looks upon the human body as a God-given ‘templ
Santhara in the eyes of the law
The Hindu / Posted 19 days ago
Unlike a Christian believer who looks upon the human body as a God-given ‘temple of the human soul’, a devout Jain views that same body as a ‘prison of the human soul’ That conflicting religious philosophies often propel nations into war has long... Read more
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New Kerala
Rajasthan High Court bans Jain fast to death The Rajasthan High Court on Monday banned 'Santhara' or a religious fast to d
Rajasthan High Court bans Jain fast to death
New Kerala / Posted 23 days ago
The Rajasthan High Court on Monday banned 'Santhara' or a religious fast to death practised by followers of Jainism, declaring it unconstitutional. A division bench of Chief Justice Sunil Ambawani and... Read more
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New Kerala
New Assam website for celebrating Teachers' Day The Assam government on Wednesday launched a new website, www.lets-celebrate-
New Assam website for celebrating Teachers' Day
New Kerala / Posted 28 days ago
The Assam government on Wednesday launched a new website, www.lets-celebrate-teachersday-together.in, in a bid to celebrate Teachers' Day that falls on September 5 in a more collaborative manner. The... Read more
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Business Standard India
Does Subramanian Swamy want to turn India into Pakistan? | Business Standard OpinionMany politicians are asking for a rewriting of Indian history, especially ancie
Does Subramanian Swamy want to turn India into Pakistan? | Business Standard Opinion
Business Standard India / Posted 28 days ago
Many politicians are asking for a rewriting of Indian history, especially ancient history, to reflect the ‘right’ ideology. The latest to join this chorus is Subramanian Swamy. Last Sunday, he asked that Indian history be rewritten to enable the... Read more

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