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Jains welcome Union Cabinet's 'minority community' decision

Jains welcome Union Cabinet's 'minority community' decision

<p>Elated at being categorised as a minority community, the Jains in Jharkhand on Tuesday welcomed the Union Cabinet's decision.</p>

Elated at being categorised as a minority community, the Jains in Jharkhand on Tuesday welcomed the Union Cabinet's decision.

"The Jains are very happy at the fulfilling of the longstanding demand of being considered as a minority," said president of Jharkhand State Digambar Jain Yuva Mahasabha Ajay Jain Gangwal.

"The decision will help development of the community's education, religious temples and places, institutions and pilgrim places," he said.

Convening a meeting and exchanging sweets, he thanked AICC president Sonia Gandhi, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union Minority Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan. The Union cabinet on Monday approved the proposal for according the Jains as a minority community.


first published:January 22, 2014, 08:44 IST