‘INCLUDE KURUBA IN ST CATEGORY’ K.MUKUDAPPA, President of AHINDA ,Karnataka, Former Member of KPSC
“The inclusion of the Kurubas in the ST category will not affect the
reservation benefits of the tribal people as the Constitution provides
for a proportionate increase of reservation benefits based on the
population of the community, the protesters said.”
Bengaluru. Members of the Halu Matha Kurubas, accompanied by a herd of Kuruba , breached police security around the Freedom Park and almost picketed the Park to press for the inclusion of the community in the Scheduled Tribes category and attacked Chief Minister Siddaramaiah for not interested in support of Kuruba Community, and simply lying to Kuruba Community, addicted to lying, remained, and some supporters kept him in a specified state. Wanted him to implement the Reservation from 5% to 13% and Chinnappa Reddy Commission .Said K. Mukudappa President of Ahinda and Former Member of Karnataka Public service Commission.
The members, under the banner of Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna Yuva Gharjane, had been allotted tent near Freedom Park at the protest venue near the Freedom Park .
They staged a day-long since 29/1/2018 protest at the tent with ‘do or die’ strengths and slogans In the afternoon, as over 1,000 Kurubas arrived on the national highway, they rushed there.
Over 50 members, raising slogans in support of their demand, then moved towards the Freedom Park, where the winter session of the legislature is over, along with the Kurabas.
The attempt by the Kurubas to picket the Freedom Park took the police off guard.
There was chaos on the national highway as the police tried to stop them. The Protesters staged a protest even as the police made efforts to pacify them.
Traffic movement was severely affected on the highway. The police, without resorting to force, finally managed to chase away the protestors and the community people. Several of them were taken into preventive but staged and sent to the Freedom Park. They were later protested for the Kuruba Community.
Earlier, the protesters said the community had been brought under the ST category in all districts.
The inclusion of the Kurubas in the ST category will not affect the reservation benefits of the tribal people as the Constitution provides for a proportionate increase of reservation benefits based on the population of the community, the protesters said.
Police said the protesters took advantage of the moving flock of community to draw the attention of the government.
Even in all districts, there are some problem in including Kurba community to ST category. The problems will be discussed with the Chief Minister at the earliest. K.Mukudappa said Kuruba community is the second largest community in the state. However, owing to the selfish politics, they could not come up in politics. Assured to provide help for the building of the community and release of more fund from state fund.
Valmiki Vedike warns of statewide protest if Siddaramaiah goes ahead
Members of Kuruba held a dharna in front of tahsildar’s office here on Monday, condemning Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s instruction to tahsildars and deputy commissioners of Bidar, Kalaburagi, Yadgir and Raichur districts to issue ST caste certificate given to Gondas and Rajagondas to Kurubas and Halumata communities. Supporting the move to issue ST certificate to Kurubas and Halumata communities, the agitators submitted a memorandum to the tahsildar.
“Gonda community is found only in Bidar district. The deputy commissioner has submitted a report to the state in this regard. But Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to further his interests, has ordered the deputy commissioners of the aforementioned districts to issue ST certificate, being given to Gondas, to the Kurubas too. This is illegal and will cause injustice to the original ST communities,” the agitators complained.
Siddaramaiah had made a controversial statements during his speech addressing the gathering at Halumata cultural festival at Jewargi in Yadgir district, recently. “If he has concerns for his community, let him give separate reservation. He has no right to deprive others their rights,” they alleged. The agitators demanded Siddaramaiah to withdraw his statement and instrucions given to tahsildars and deputy commissioners failing which they would stage a statewide protest.
and others took part in the protest.
Thoug CM Siddaramaiah has not made it clear that it was only their communiy protest and function but in reality it is to woo their caste to vote for him to power and to support him for the C.Ms post if Congress wins with majority even JD(S )OR BJP . The state of Karnataka is already doomed and will go to dogs if these leaders encourage caste based politics and the people with merit can never become head of the state .If they encourage such rift based on caste there will be a revolt from other communities who are at present the silent spectators. If these politicians persist politics based on caste in our state the democracy will perish. It is for the people of this state to introspect whether to have people with merrit or the people of a particular caste to rule our state in future.
Mr. Raja shekara Doddanna Mourya Founder President, Mr. Veeranna Hale Gowdar Mourya, Working President and others took part in the protest.