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Debating Santhara: The Jain practice isn't suicide, but Indian laws don't see it that way

Aug 26, 2015

Debating Santhara: The Jain practice isn't suicide, but Indian laws don't see it that way

The devout Jains believe that Mahavira, the 24th Tirthankar, allowed Santhara, or Sallekhana, as the ultimate test of spirituality, will power, whose ultimate goal is purifying body and mind and facing death voluntarily. #India #Religion #Supreme Court #ConnectTheDots #Hinduism #High Court #Rajasthan High Court #Indian laws #Jains #LongView #Jainism #Wes-inspired Indian laws #Indian religions
VHP lends support to Jain ritual Santhara, asks Rajasthan HC to reconsider ban

Aug 20, 2015

VHP lends support to Jain ritual Santhara, asks Rajasthan HC to reconsider ban

VHP came out in support of 'santhara', the Jain community's ritual of voluntary fasting to death, and urged the Rajasthan HC to reconsider it's decision of banning the practice. #NewsTracker #Rajasthan High Court #VHP #Jains #Santhara
Misuse of tradition or denial of salvation? High Courts mull pros and cons of Jain customs

Aug 11, 2015

Misuse of tradition or denial of salvation? High Courts mull pros and cons of Jain customs

The Jain tradition of Santhara, or starving oneself to death, is said to have the objective of attaining salvation. However, the Rajasthan High Court ruled that the tradition amounts to attempting suicide. #NewsTracker #suicide #Rajasthan High Court #Mental Health bill #Santhara #Jain tradition #Nikhil Soni
Rajasthan High Court holds Jain 'Santhara' ritual of fast unto death illegal

Aug 11, 2015

Rajasthan High Court holds Jain 'Santhara' ritual of fast unto death illegal

The Rajasthan High Court on Monday held Jainism religious ritual of 'Santhara' (fast unto death) as illegal. #India #Religion #NewsTracker #Rajasthan High Court #Fast unto death #Jainism #Santhara
Mystery of eight missing carpets: After Lalit-gate, Raje may be in for more trouble

Jul 25, 2015

Mystery of eight missing carpets: After Lalit-gate, Raje may be in for more trouble

On Wednesday, the HC issued a notice to the Raje government asking it why a CBI probe should not be ordered into the case involving the CMO since the local cops had not made much progress in six years. #Rajasthan #CBI #ConnectTheDots #Police #Rajasthan High Court #Vasundhara Raje #carpets
Tiger: SC refuses to entertain plea against shifting of tiger to Udaipur zoo

Jun 01, 2015

Tiger: SC refuses to entertain plea against shifting of tiger to Udaipur zoo

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to entertain a petition against the shifting of tiger 'Ustaad', an alleged man-eater, from the Ranthambore reserved forest to an Udaipur zoo. #Rajasthan #India #Environment #NewsTracker #Rajasthan High Court #Tiger #Wildlife #Ranthambore #Wildlife Protection Act #Ustaad #Udaipur zoo #T24
Rajasthan HC raps Chief Secy, DGP; asks why Gujjar agitators are not being arrested

May 28, 2015

Rajasthan HC raps Chief Secy, DGP; asks why Gujjar agitators are not being arrested

The Rajasthan High Court on Wednesdayrapped the Chief Secretary and the DGP for failing to arresteven a single Gujjar agitator and allowing people to #Rajasthan #NewsTracker #Rajasthan High Court #DGP #Gujjars #Chief secretary #Rail blockades #Gujjar agitation
Story of a 'man killer': How the hotel lobby 'jailed' the Ranthambore tiger without proof

May 23, 2015

Story of a 'man killer': How the hotel lobby 'jailed' the Ranthambore tiger without proof

For almost nine years, tourists held him in awe and villagers in fear. It would often be seen loafing on the road that connects the Park with Ranthambore, or seen lazing in the lawns of its busy hotels. #India #NewsTracker #CriticalPoint #Tigers #Rajasthan High Court #Wildlife #Ranthambhore
Decide soon on plea against shifting of tiger: SC tells Rajasthan HC

May 21, 2015

Decide soon on plea against shifting of tiger: SC tells Rajasthan HC

'Ustaad', an alleged man-eater which was shifted to a Rajasthan zoo from Ranthambore forest after it killed a forest guard, would have to stay there till a petition challenging his relocation is decided by the High Court. #NewsTracker #Rajasthan High Court #Tiger #Ranthambhore #T-24 #Ustaad
Poaching case: Salman Khan moves HC for re-examination of 5 witnesses

May 19, 2015

Poaching case: Salman Khan moves HC for re-examination of 5 witnesses

Bollywood actor Salman Khan on Tuesday moved the Rajasthan High Court seeking permission to call five prosecution witnesses for re-examination in the black buck poaching case but the single bench refused to hear his petition, according to his counsel. #Salman Khan #India #NewsTracker #Rajasthan High Court #Jodhpur #black buck case