Govt to Consider Minority Status Demand of Jews: Najma Heptulla
Minister of Minority Affairs, Najma Heptulla. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/<a href="https://twitter.com/PIB_India/status/471251464761769984">@PIB_India</a>)
Minister of Minority Affairs, Najma Heptulla. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/@PIB_India)

Govt to Consider Minority Status Demand of Jews: Najma Heptulla

The government is considering the demand of the Jewish community for minority status, Union Minister Najma Heptulla said on Tuesday .

Heptulla said her ministry had received a proposal from the members of the community recently.

The Jewish community have demanded minority status. The proposal has been moved to other departments for their opinion.
Najma Heptulla, Minister of Minority Affairs

There are currently six minority communities in the country-Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Parsis and Jains.

Jains, with a population of about 50 lakh people, were the last to get the status in January, 2014.

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