JAINA ►JAIN Community In North America Shocked and Anguished

Posted: 19.05.2011
Updated on: 02.07.2015

JAIN Community In North America shocked and anguished by the arrest of a Jain monk in the State of U.P in India

On May, 12, 2011, a Jain Muni  along with other 100 supporters  was  Arrested on 17th day of  his fasting in an effort to register his protest against Uttar Pradesh government’s move to set up 8 modern slaughter houses in the state, Jain Muni Shri Maitri Prabh Sagar ji Maharaj has been on fast-unto-death since 26th April 2011.The U.P  police arrested him and transported him in Police van and later released him. Muni ji and all his  supporters were absolutely non-violent all the time  during the fast  and during  their arrest.

A Jain  monk takes a lifelong vow of never to hurt anyone, never to use and cause  violence towards any (humans and non humans)  and never to use any kind of vehicle (human, animal and mechanical driven). Never before in the history of Jains  in India, has any Jain  Sadhu been arrested and his vows been broken  for observing his/her vows and demonstrating against  policies of the state that promote violence, killing and slaughter of animals.

The entire Jain community in USA and Canada are in a state of shock and anguish. The president of  the Federation of Jain Associations in North America (JAINA), Lata Champsee has sent  letters of protest to the Prime Minister of India, Chief Minister of U.P and other officials (copies attached).  More such letters  are being sent by 100s of Jain Centers and thousands of Jains  in North America.

 

Dr. Sulekh C. Jain,
Past Presidet JAINA
Houston, Texas,USA
281 494 7656 (home)
832 594 8005 (cell)

 


Honorable Dr. Man Mohan Singh Prime Minister of India

Honorable Shri Pradeep Kumar Jain "Aditya” Union Minister of State, Rural Development

Director, Department of Information & Public Relations,Government of Uttar Pradesh

Honorable Ms. Kumari Mayawati, Chief Minister, U.P.

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