Appeal to all Jain Assocaition/Sabha/trust/mandals - reg Religious minority status Respected Elders & friends, Jai jinendra. A religious minority status for the Jain community has been peacefully represented for over 65 years, now it appears that our voice is being heard, the hard work of our fore fathers, fellow bothers and sisters is being heard. I am please to mention that a special comm...ittee appointed by Shri Rahman Khan Minister of Minority Affairs and headed by Mr Lalit Panwar, Principal Secretary, Minority Affairs is currently preparing a "Cabinet Note" for the Prime Ministers office & GoM to grant Religious Minority status for the “Jain” community in India. To expedite the process I request my fellow Jain brothers and sisters to represent this request through the associations and groups that you are members off. It is important that we display a sense of urgency and commitment to this purpose. You may represent by written letters, fax messages, email, or visiting the Ministry of Minority Affairs with an appointment. Pls see below address for communication. Sir's and madams, I humbly request with folded hands, that we work as a team, during the last few months of Govt (before elections come) we have to accomplish this task as a TEAM which is pending for the last 65 yrs. Its almost in last leg of approval and assertiveness from all of us will have this dream come true in next 25days ( i was committed this time ). Attached is a note explaining grounds for seeking minority status for “Jains” in India. I tried my very best to limit the content to a page, but failed, however I am sure that as always you will extend a patient reading and time. Address for communication is - Hon’ble Minister of Minority Affairs Government of India, 11th Floor, Paryavaran Bhawan, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 Phone: 91-011- 24364273 Fax: 91-011- 23795021 Email - [email protected] UNiTEd WE StAND & WE CaN. Rgds U.Sudhir Lodha State Minorities Commission Member, Government of TamilNadu, India. Mobile - 98410 44955 Ps - pls pass it to as many Jain Associations, Trusts, Mandals, Sabha, FB users, you can to spread this urgent email as this is the need of the hour.