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Seminar to focus on Jain poets contribution to Kannada literature


BELAGAVI, September 26, 2015: The two-day seminar on ‘Historical consciousness in ancient Jain poetry’ that will begin on September 26 will revisit the literary contribution of Jain poets to Kannada literature.

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Jains seek more security cover for four monoliths


MANGALURU, September 7, 2015: The districts of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, and Hassan are home to four monoliths of Lord Bahubali. However, these monoliths are subject to minimal security. Besides the CCTVs, nothing else safeguards the statue of Gomateshwara in Shravanabelagola.

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SC stays Rajasthan HC decision declaring 'Santhara' as illegal


August 31, 2015: The Supreme Court on Monday stayed Rajasthan High Court decision of declaring 'Santhara' - a religious ritual of fasting until death, as illegal

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Ban on Santhara: Jains to protest against HC ruling


August 25, 2015: Members of the Jain community in Mumbai protest Monday against the Rajasthan High Court that had criminalised “Santhara”, a Jain tradition in which a person takes a vow of abstinence and starves to death.

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10,000 Jains shave heads to protest HC ban on Santhara


JHANSI,August 23, 2015: Around 10,000 people of all ages from Jain community shaved their heads in Uttar Pradesh's Lalitpur as a mark of protest against the recent Rajasthan High Court order banning the religious practice of "Santhara" . Lalitpur has a predominant Jain population.

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