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Sep 10, 2015
Meat ban: Shiv Sena criticises Jain 'change of heart' on non-violence, recalls 1993 riotsSlamming Jains for their insistence on banning sale of meat during their festival 'Paryushan', the Shiv Sena said the community's stance on practicing "non-violence" comes as a surprise
Sep 06, 2015
Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation bans sale of meat during Jain fasting periodThe Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporati on (MBMC) has banned the sale of meat for 8 days during the fasting period of Jains this month. The decision was taken through a resolution passed by the general body
Aug 31, 2015
Debating Santhara: This Jain practice is not suicide, but Indian laws don't see it that wayThe 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.
Aug 24, 2015
Jains in Maharashtra, MP protest against Rajasthan HC verdict banning SantharaThe Jain community took out marches in Mumbai, Bhopal and other parts of Maharashtra and MP to protest against the verdict holding as illegal 'Santhara'.
Aug 20, 2015
VHP lends support to Jain ritual Santhara, asks Rajasthan HC to reconsider banVHP 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.
Oct 29, 2014
BJP debates including Muslim minister in first Maha cabinetSources in the BJP said that it had fielded two Muslim candidates in the assembly election but both lost the polls.
Sep 24, 2014
Answering the ultimate question: Who is a Hindu?“I am a Hindu” are words that some of us have pronounced countless times. But what does this Hindu identity really entail?
Jan 21, 2014
After Jains, many Hindu sects will seek to be minorities, tooAfter the Jains have been declared a minority, it leaves only majority institutions vulnerable to political manipulation and mangling. This is perverse and a denial of the rights of all religions to operate free from government interference
Nov 02, 2013
Michelle Obama to lead White House Diwali celebrationsUS First Lady Michelle Obama would lead this year's Diwali celebrations the White House, which is expected to be attended by lawmakers, senior administration officials and eminent Indian Americans.
Jun 12, 2013
For Jains, animal lovers: Now a pure veg shoe!Mumbai-based Senso Vegetarian Shoes promotes a "vegetarian lifestyle from head to toe" by offering a large variety of shoes, bags and other accessories which are not made of leather.