The Meat Ban Controversy

images (1)Jains are a community who follow the teachings of Lord Mahavir and other ‘Tirthankaras’. They believe in Ahinsa or non-violence, and are strict vegetarians. There is a large population of Jains in the western states of the country i.e Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra. The Paryushan festival is perhaps the most important one for Jains. During the 9 day period of the festival, Jains do fasting and other spiritual acts e.g. recitation of their scriptures. 
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