Vishwa Jain Sangathan

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Vishwa Jain Sangathan
The symbol of Jainism, the Jain Prateek Chihna
The symbol of Jainism, the Jain Prateek Chihna
India map
zone of influence
FormationJanuary 1, 2005; 13 years ago (2005-01-01)
TypeJain religious organization
PurposeReligious, Political, Non Profit
HeadquartersNew Delhi  India
Region served
 India
Official language
Hindi and English
Chairman
Sunjay Jain
Key people
Various Jains
Main organ
Board of directors
AffiliationsVarious Jain organizations

Vishwa Jain Sangathan (VJS) is a religious and social service organization of Jains in India.[1] Amongst other things, it was involved in the Jain minority campaign.[2]

History[edit]

The organization was founded in 2005 in Delhi. It organizes various conferences that revolve around Jain community issues.[3][2]

Issues[edit]

Jain minority[edit]

The organization has been involved in securing the status of an independent and minority religion for Jainism in India.[2] It submitted a petition to the Delhi Government which played a part in Jains getting declared as a minority in Delhi.[4] The organization has also presented memorandums to the Punjab Government for providing the status of a religious minority to Jains in Punjab.[5]

The organization also stages protests and rallies to highlight their cause.[2]

Lucknow idol desecration[edit]

VJS also actively protested the desecration of Mahavira's idol in Lucknow.[6][7]

Others[edit]

The organization has also campaigned on a number of other issues, including the "Arihant Exports" name issue,[8] Qutub Minar Jain museum, January 2013 attack on Muni Prabalsagar at Girnar etc.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Abhinandan Mishra (2012-09-30). "Sibal's wife changes meat unit's name after Jains protest". Sunday-guardian.com. Retrieved 2012-12-16.
  2. ^ a b c d "Jain body to stage protest in Delhi on Dec 18". Indian Express. 2012-11-26. Retrieved 2012-12-16.
  3. ^ "Jainism Ahimsa News Religious Non-Violence Celebrities Literature Philosophy Matrimonial Institutions". Jainsamaj.org. Retrieved 2012-12-16.
  4. ^ Patil, Bal. "Article Archive | Jain Minority Status Delhi". Herenow4u.net. Retrieved 2012-12-16.
  5. ^ "0.2% in Punjab, Jains seek minority religion tag". Indian Express. 2012-11-06. Retrieved 2012-12-16.
  6. ^ "Delhi Protest: Stern action against miscreants demanded by Jain Samaj". Ahimsa Sangh. Retrieved 2012-12-16.
  7. ^ "Protest Meet Against Idol Desceretion in Lucknow". Jainheritagecentres.com. Retrieved 2012-12-16.
  8. ^ "Finally officially declared ! ARIHANT EXPORTS Name has been changed as ARSHIYA EXPORTS with THE MINISTRY OF CORPORATE AFFAIRS". PeaceNext. 2012-09-15. Retrieved 2012-12-16.