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How Jain Minority Status was Won

Tuesday, June 24, 2008   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Naina Jain
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How Jain minority status war was won

The Delhi council of minister's decision, on June 10, to accord
minority status to the Jain community in the Capital was not an easy
one. Newsline has learnt that it came after a fair amount of
lobbying by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Congress's Lok Sabha
MP from Chandni Chowk Kapil Sibal.

The decision was a difficult one, considering that a similar
proposal had been shot down at least four times by Union Home
Minister Shivraj Patil. Congress sources said senior party leaders
from the city, including Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president
J P Agarwal, had to bat for the community's "cause".

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