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 […]

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