Jains could soon become the sixth designated minority community of the country. An indication to this effect was given by Union Minister for Minority Affairs K. Rehman Khan in an interview to a media house on Tuesday.
The Law Ministry and the Attorney-General had cleared a proposal to this effect, Mr. Khan disclosed in an exclusive interview to India Today .
Officials in the Ministry said a Cabinet note had been circulated and the political leadership was keen on seeing it through at the earliest. No legislation is needed and an announcement can be made through an executive order.