Sanctity of Jain pilgrimage site will be maintained, assures Jharkhand government

A view of Jain Pilgrim site, Sammedha Shikarji, Jharkhand.
A view of Jain Pilgrim site, Sammedha Shikarji, Jharkhand.

Ranchi (Jharkhand), 24 October 2018: The Jharkhand government has assured that it would maintain the sanctity of Sammed Shikhar, a major pilgrimage site of the Jain community there, a member of the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) said here Tuesday.
The Jain community has been expressing concern after some social media reports said the Jharkhand government was planning to develop a tourist spot at the pilgrimage point.
A delegation, including NCM member Sunil Singhi and representatives of Jain trusts met Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Monday to discuss the issue.
Talking to reporters here on Tuesday, Singhi said Das assured them that his government was committed to maintain the sanctity of Sammed Shikhar, a range of hills in the state’s Giridih district, considered as an important pilgrimage centre by the Jains.
According to Singhi, “misleading information” was being spread on social media over the last few months about the development of tourist spot at the site, which could affect the sanctity of the place. – News Courtesy: Times Group

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