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The Jain community on Sunday rallied in the city to protest against Jharkhand government’s decision to turn Shri Sammed Shikharji, one of the foremost Jain pilgrimage centres in the country, into an

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Shri Mumbai Jain Sangh Sangathan(SMJSS) had organised the rally and had claimed that people in huge numbers will turn up for it.  Pic/Satej Shinde

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The rally started from VP Road Police Station and will end at August Kranti Maidan. Pic/Satej Shinde

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Sammed Shikharji is considered one of the holiest pilgrimage places because 20 of the 24 Tirthankaras among other monks attained Moksha there. Pic/Satej Shinde

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The Jain community believes the eco-tourism in Sammed Shikhar will spoil the sanctity of place Pic/Satej Shinde

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The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) had extended support to the Jain community in its protest against the Jharkhand government’s decision to declare Sammed Shikharji as an ecotourism spot. Pic/Satej Shi

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