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.
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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