Rahul Gandhi asks PM to grant minority status for Jain community

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    Rahul Gandhi asks PM to grant minority status for Jain community

    If there were a Time Machine, the Congress can teach one or two thing to the British how to divide people and rule.

    Coincidentally, just a day or two ago I was having a chat with my friends and one said India was lucky to have had only Hindu-Muslim division, and didn't have to go through division in every sects of Hinduism. As every place in India has its its own culture and rituals, which are totally different but still Hindu; and if Brits played well they could have played these sects even against each other.

    Now someone in Congress got the same thought, it seems.
     
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    Minority status to benefit Jain students - The Hindu

    The minority status accorded to Jain community by the Union government is expected to benefit a number of students who come from economically weaker sections, especially in rural areas in the State.

    Now, Jain students whose family’s annual income is less than Rs. 2.5 lakh are eligible for scholarship given by the State government, which recognises Jains as minority community.

    But with national minority status accorded by Union government, this limit goes up to Rs. 4.5 lakh, under Centrally-sponsored scholarships.

    “One of the biggest benefits from the minority status will be in the education sector both for students as well institutions run by Jains. Students from our community will now have access to a number of Central scholarships, which were hitherto not available to us,” said Jitendra Jain, president of Karnataka Jain Association.

    According to him, the largest Jain pocket is found in Belgaum district that has nearly half of the total Jain population in the State, besides a sizeable population in the rural areas in Mysore, Hassan, Bijapur, Bagalkot and Gulbarga districts.

    “Most of them are agriculture labourers or marginal land holders. We expect minority status to help this section of the Jain community,” he said.

    Further, educational institutions managed by Jains will be recognised as minority institutions where up to 50 per cent of seats are reserved for community members. However, the reservation policy does not apply in the appointment of faculty members.

    Though minority institutions benefit community students, there are, however, only two engineering colleges — one in Shravanabelogola and the other in Bangalore, while a medical college is yet to be established. Besides in Bangalore, educational institutions are run by Jains in Belgaum and Hassan districts.
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    “Till now, the Jain community has been pitching in with financial aid for needy students and it will continue to do so. The minority status will open up new avenues for students,” said chairman of Jain Coordination Committee Sajjan Raj Mehta.

    “The needy students receive up to 40 per cent of their educational expenses from various organisations such as the Jain International Trade Organisations and the Jain Yuva Sanghatane Seva Trust,” he added.
     
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    Yesterday, Kapil Sibal on Headline Today stated that Rahul Gandhi is not the PM candidate, but merely a VP of the Congress Party.

    So, who is Rahul Gandhi to demand and get what he speaks about - 3 more gas cylinders and now minority status for Jains?

    Sibal thinks Indians are fools?
     
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    Jains are only 1.2 % of the population of Rajasthan but by any account control nearly 20 % wealth of the state.
    Only a handful are in Govt jobs rest are self employed & make astute businessmen.

    Bhama Shah the supporter of legendary Maharana Pratap was an Oswal Jain.

    They may be less in numbers ( like the Parsees who are even lesser) but require no Govt dole to better their condition.
     
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    Jain community is well organized and do help each other but this doesn't means that economically backward Jains should not get State and Central Government help in education.
     
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    Are there any backard Jain ???
     
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    The largest Jain pocket is found in Belgaum district that has nearly half of the total Jain population in the State, besides a sizeable population in the rural areas in Mysore, Hassan, Bijapur, Bagalkot and Gulbarga districts.

    “Most of them are agriculture labourers or marginal land holders. We expect minority status to help this section of the Jain community,” he said.



    Its not minority appeasement but uplifting of fellow Indians who are economically backward and i am for such things for all the Indians who are economically backward.
     
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    yeah, I heard about this on my phone! I get up to the minute elections news by just SMSing At elections to 51115. It's really helpful when I am away from my comp or the net
     
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    minority commission will get richer due to better money management by baniyas :rofl:
     
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    David Attenborough voice on/

    The Pauperis Jainis (latin) also known as the 'Poor Jain' is an endangered and exotic species. Found exclusively in India, this species hides in plain sight. So good it is at it's camouflage that it has never been spotted in person ever. A few specimens exist, but they are closely guarded and believed to be held in captivity in the dungeons of the Planning Commission. Only few thousand are believed to be remaining and their numbers are dwindling at a very rapid pace. Now with the government intervention, they shall remain poor forever.

    /David Attenborough voice off.
     
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