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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