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HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Ludhiana, April 24, 2013
The Punjab government has accorded minority status to the Jain community. A notification in this regard was issued by the state department of home affairs and justice on Monday.
Announcing the decision at a Mahavir Jayanti function organised by Bhagwan Mahavir Sewa Sansthan here on Tuesday, Punjab revenue and public relations minister Bikram Singh Majithia said a long-pending demand of the community had been fulfilled.