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After SC verdict on 'Santhara', 83-year-old woman announces fast unto death

India TV News Desk [ Updated: January 01, 1970 5:30 IST ]

After Supreme Court stayed the Rajasthan High Court order to ban practicing Santhara, a 83-year-old woman in Rajasthan announced to undertake the Jain custom.

Badani Devi, a Jain woman from Bikaner, has been fasting for 46 days and has decided to observe Santhara, meaning she will be fasting unto death.

The Supreme Court's decision came as a huge relief for Daga family of Badani Devi and thousands of Jains like her who want to sacrifice herself for 'nirvana'.

 

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