Mumbai, India (PressExposure) June 11, 2014 -- Amid chanting of hymns, religious leaders of various faiths prayed for the health and well-being of Shri Sureshdada Jain, the mass-base leader of Jalgaon, who has been incarcerated for over 27 months and is facing multiple health issues.
The religious prayer meeting titled "Samudaik Sadbhavana Prarthana" witnessed participation of religious leaders of various faiths like Hinduism, Buddhism, Muslim, Sikh, Parsee, Christian and Jain.
These religious heads prayed for the good health, body and mind of Shri Jain and others--including Nana Wani, Raja Mayur and Pradeep Raisoni--who have been in custody.
The 1,200 seat Kantai Hall, where the prayer meeting was held was packed to the full and equal number of supporters of Shri Sureshdada Jain was watching the proceedings outside on the television screens.
The prayer meeting, organized under the aegis of "Sureshdada Jain Mitra Mandal" was attended by thousands of prominent personalities in Jalgaon.
The religious leaders on this occasion recalled the contribution of Shri Sureshdada for the welfare and development of Jalgaon and prayed that he must come back soon to continue the social work undertaken by him.
Speaking on the occasion, the religious heads of different faiths said "The prayer meeting is organized to pray for Shri Sureshdada Jain, who has immensely contributed in last four decades for not only this city but for rest of Maharashtra. We are sure that our leader is innocent. He is 71-years-old and has suffered a lot in the last 27 months in the custody. Our wish is that Shri Jain and others should be healthy and the Almighty gives them strength to endure the life in custody. We have immense faith in our judiciary and will want justice delivered at the earliest".
The organizing committee members said "We are overwhelmed with the support extended by citizens, who have turned up for this prayer meeting in large numbers. The prayer meeting convinces us that Shri Sureshdada has not done anything wrong. Our only plea is that he is 71-years-old and has undergone major bypass surgery while in custody. He is suffering from multiple health issues and the prolonged custody has resulted in severe depression. We have full faith in our judicial system and are confident that he will come out of this ordeal".
The prayer meeting ended with a rendition of a bhajan "Itni Shakti Hamen Dena Data...".
It may be recalled that Shri Jain is in custody for over two-years-and-three-months is facing multiple health issues and severe depression. The curtailment of the personal liberty and his suffering in the custody for a prolonged period has taken a severe toll on the health of Shri Jain.
While in custody he has undergone a major Bypass Surgery with 7 grafts. Post this major surgery he developed complications of Ischemic Heart disease (IHD), Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Electrolyte Imbalance, Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD), Prolapsed Disc, Benign Enlarged Prostate (BEP), Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID).
He is highly diabetic coupled with Hypertension. In the last two years, he has had multiple episodes of low sugar. Sureshdada recently developed intestinal obstruction with chronic constipation and is diagnosed with stomach ulcers.