Swachh Bharat: Jain saints to get limited exemption from ban on open defecation

The Union Urban Development ministry is now favourably considering to provide limited exemption to Jain saints and allow them to defecate in the open. New Delhi, January 11, 2017: The Modi government’s dream of an ODF (Open Defecation Free) India has hit yet another road block. The Union Urban Development ministry is now favourably considering […]

Jyotiraditya Scindia Asks Govt to Allow Jain Monks to Defecate in Open

New Delhi, January 11, 2016: Congress MP Jyotiraditya Scindia has written a letter to Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu to exempt Jain monks and seers to defecate in the open. In his letter, Scindia quoted a Jain community leader seeking such an exemption to ascetics who have been following this practice for centuries. In […]

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