Patna (Bihar), August 31, 2012: Lay leaders of the ten lakh strong Jain community of the state staged a sit in protest against the desecration of Bhagwan Mahavir’s statue and its breaking by anti social elements at the Elephant park. The desecration was carried out in a planned manner by a section of protesters, who had joined a rally against the breakout of violence in Assam on August 17.
Said Tony Jain: Lord Mahavir stands for non-violence. To desecrate a statue in his honour and portraying a mudra of peace, was a well thought out conspiracy to disturb peace. The Jain community, the count bhagwan mahry over have been hurt by such an act and they feel enraged. Pradip Jain was also present.
He said, the entire Jain community of Bihar has joined to support the sit-in as a mark of protest and symbolic of its hurt feelings. The Jain community leaders and members started the sit in protest at Digamber Jain mandir at Mithapur from 10 am of Thursday, which continued for the day. Hundreds of people from the community participated in it, informed Subodh Jain, secretary of Jain Sangh, Patna. -News Courtesy: Hindustan Times