Jains have highest percentage of literates: Census 2011

Jains have the highest percentage of literates above 7 years of age among India’s religious communities. Jains also have the highest percentage of educated members who are graduates and above. The 2011 Census data has taken those between 0 and 6 years as illiterate. New Delhi, September 1, 2016: Jains have the highest percentage of […]

Sallekhana/Santhara Case Supreme Court of India STAYED the Rajasthan High Court Order & Granted LEAVE

New Delhi, August 31, 2015: Supreme Court of India stayed the Rajasthan High Court order which termed the Jain religious ritual Santhara (fast unto death) as illegal. It can be recalled here that the Rajasthan High Court had in its judgement in August 2015 had made Santhara punishable under section 306 and 309 IPC (abatement […]

Santhara not suicide, Jains tell apex court

New Delhi, August 26, 2015: A Jain community organisation on Tuesday approached the Supreme Court challenging Rajasthan HC order terming “Santhara” ritual as offence, contending it is not an act to terminate one’s life but a vow taken for spiritual purification. Akhil Bharat Varshiya Digambar Jain Parishad said “Santhara or Sallekhana” is a vow intended […]

Rajasthan High Court order on Santhara tradition challenged in apex court

New Delhi, August 19, 2015: A petition challenging the Rajasthan High Court verdict holding Santhara, a centures-old Jain ritual of voluntary and systematic fasting to death, an offence and maintaining that people opting for the ritual can be punished under section 306 (abetment to suicide) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was filed before the […]

Jains Minority Status - Hindi Notfication

Big Breaking News: Jains Notified as Minorities in India

New Delhi, January 27, 2014: The Government of India has notified Jains as minorities under Section 2(c) of the National Commission for Minorities Act 1992 on January 27, 2014. On behalf of the Government this was notified by Mr.Lalit K. Pawar Secretary to Government of India, ministry of minority affairs. As per Jains will be […]

Jains Minority Status

Big Breaking News: Union Cabinet clears Granting Minority Status to Jains at the National Level

January 20, 2014 – a historic day for the Jains world wide Union Cabinet clears Granting Minority Status to Jains at the National Level A long awaited several decades old struggle with the untiring efforts of thousands of Jains comes true. Sri K.Rehman Khan minister for minority affairs confirm the news to Nitin H.P. of […]

Breaking News: Jains to be in list of minority communities, Govt set to unveil Equal Opportunity Commission

Union Minority Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan has said in an interview that the Jain community will be added to the list of national minority communities and the government will be included in the Equal Opportunity Commission. New Delhi, January 7, 2014: The Central government is set to create an Equal Opportunity Commission as recommended […]

Central forces should be deployed on Girnar Hills

New Delhi, January 5, 2013: Central minister of state in ministry of rural development, Govt. of India, Sri Pradeep Jain ‘Aditya’ has said that – “Central forces should be deployed on the Girnar hills replacing the Gujarat police to provide adequate security to the Jain asctics/sadhus & pilgrims visiting the hills.” Further, he called upon […]

Mahavir’s teachings is epicenter of world religion

New Delhi, October 3, 2012: AICC Gen Sec- Janardan Dwivedi has said that our country has always followed and maintained the philosophy of tolerance and non-violence, giving due respect to diversity in multicultural world. It is our responsibility to maintain this heritage and hand-over a peaceful, healthy and prosperous future to our next generation. He […]