SC stays HC decision declaring 'santhara' as illegal
The Supreme Court today stayed the operation of a Rajasthan High Court order terming as illegal the religious practice of â€œsantharaâ€, a ritual of fasting until death prevalent among Jain community members. â€œIssue notice. Leave granted,â€ a bench comprising Chief Justice H L Dattu and Justice Amitava Roy said while staying the HC order and issuing notices to the Centre, Rajasthan and others. The bench was hearing a batch of petitions filed by various religious bodies of Jain community members against the High Court order on santhara.
Updated : 31 August 2015, 02:04 PM