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Jainism Jains Included As A Minority Community Under Section 2(c) Of The NCM Act, 1992

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Jains included as a minority community under Section 2(c) of the NCM Act, 1992


http://nvonews.com/2014/01/21/jains...mmunity-under-section-2c-of-the-ncm-act-1992/


New Delhi: The Union Cabinet today gave its approval forinclusion of Jains as a minority under Section 2 (c ) of the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992 and the Attorney General through the Ministry of Law and Justice has opined that this would be neither be illegal nor unconstitutional. The Cabinet approved the inclusion of Jains in the list of notified minority communities under Section 2(c) of the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992 pending the outcome of court cases in addition to the five communities already notified as minorities under Section 2(c) of the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992.These communities are Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Sikhs and Zoroastrians (Parsis)

Background:

Under Section 2(c) of National Commission for Minorities (NCM) Act, 1992, five religious communities; Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis are declared as minority communities through a Government Notification issued in October 1993. Thereafter, the Ministry of Minority Affairs has been receiving regular representations and RTI applications for inclusion of Jains as a minority community under this Section.

Related story at Live Mint http://www.livemint.com/Politics/fM...grants-minority-status-to-Jain-community.html

HIghlights

The Jains became the sixth community to have minority status after Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis.

Minority affairs minister K. Rahman Khan told PTI that his ministry would soon issue a notification on the issue.
Once recognised as a minority, Jains would get a share in Central funds earmarked for welfare programmes and scholarships for the minorities. They can also manage and administer their own educational institutions.

The community is already enjoying minority status in some states like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan but the new decision extends that status across the country.
 

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ਸੋਰਠਿ ਮਹਲਾ ੯॥ Sorath Mehla 9


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