Gujarat Govt. Accords Minority Status To Jain Community

Gujarat Government has granted minority status to the Jain community after issuing a resolution for same. This will be benefiting the poor among Jain community as they will be eligible for many scholarships and welfare schemes.

The previous UPA Government at the Centre had conferred the minority status on the Jain community at the national level in January 2014. Jains were the 6th community to have minority status after Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis. Under the Constitution, religious and linguistic minorities enjoy special rights. The minority status helps to give constitutional safeguards to minority communities and make them eligible for welfare programmes of the Union Minority Affairs Ministry.

Extra info:
1. Union Minority Affairs Minister – Najma Heptullah
2. Chief Minister of Gujarat – Anandiben Patel 

So let’s do:
1. Who is the Union Minority Affairs Minister ?
2. Gujarat Government has granted minority status to the _______. 

Source – The Hindu


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