Social Issues

Child rights and faith

Print edition : November 11, 2016

Thirteen-year-old Aradhana Samdariya flanked by her proud parents, being taken on a celebratory procession after she broke her 68-day fast on October 2. She died in the early hours of October 4. Photo: By Special Arrangement

Women of the Jain community in a march protesting against against the order of the Rajasthan High Court banning Santhara, in Nagpur in August 2015. Photo: PTI

Yet another Jain practice becomes controversial with the death of a child following a fast lasting 68 days.
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