Jain Community

  • Union Cabinet gives minority status to Jain community January 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to grant minority status to Jain community, the Union Cabinet on Monday approved a plan for the notification of Jains as a minority community at the national level. Rahul Gandhi had on Sunday spoken to PM...
  • Rahul urges PM to grant minority status to Jain community January 20, 2014

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has now urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to grant minority status to Jain community. The Minority Affairs Ministry has sent a recommendation to the Cabinet to clear the proposal after consulting the attorney general. Jains enjoy minority status in some states currently but if they...
  • Rahul Gandhi asks PM to grant minority status to Jain community January 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to grant minority status to the Jain community, Congress sources said. They said that Rahul spoke to Singh soon after a delegation of Jain leaders led by Union Minister Pradeep Jain had met him today to seek...
  • Bangalore: fake bride racket busted, 1 detained April 14, 2011

    Bangalore: Jitesh Lal, a Jain, paid Rs 3 lakh to marry Divya, but the marriage lasted just one day because less than 12 hours after the wedding Lal, 26, realised divya was not a Jain as he had thought. Two marriage brokers Shantilal and Hasmukh Lal had cheated him -...
  • Jains fight it out, cite Nehru's letter September 24, 2006

    New Delhi: Agitated over the Gujarat government's move to club them with Hindus, Jain leaders have cited a letter written by the Government of first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru that contained an assurance that the community's distinct religious character would be protected. Circulating the letter to the media, the Digambar Jain...