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Jain delegation meets minister about safety of temples in Maha

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A delegation of 'Jain Alpsankhyak Seva Sansthan' today the Minister of State for Home Ram Shinde here and demanded enhanced security at the Jain temples in the state.

A centuries-old stone idol of Lord Mahavir was stolen from a temple in Lachuar village in Jamui district in on Friday.

The delegation included president of the organisation Shah, vice president Sanjay J Shah, spokesperson Yogesh Verma and others.

"Our Santhan would provide the guidelines for the precautionary measures to be taken at all the temples in the state and will extend all sort of help to the government," said Sanjay Shah, who is also a member of the state-appointed Jain minority development committee.

"I pray to the Lord Mahavir to give wisdom to the people involved in the theft so that they return the idol," he said after the meeting.

Verma said the incident was a major setback for the Nitish Kumar-led government. "I hope at least now the government wakes up, otherwise 'jungle-raj part II' will start," he said.

The organisation said in a statement that Shinde assured that security-related help would be provided to thousands of Jain temples in and the community should not worry.

First Published: Wed, December 02 2015. 19:48 IST