DISCUSS AND IMPLIMENT SADASHIVA COMMISSION REPORT IMMEDIATELY: GOVERNMENT URGED
Bengaluru. State president of the Karnataka Maadigara sangatanegala swabhimanada Okkuta Mr. B.A. Keahavamurthy said that they will lay a siege to the Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru , demanding that the State government discuss the A.J. Sadashiva report on internal reservation among Scheduled Castes, give its approval and recommend the report to the Union government for implementation. Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, Mr. B.A. Keahavamurthy said that they had submitted letters to elected representatives from reserved constituencies for Scheduled Castes to speak on the report and demand its implementation in the Bengaluru. He said that the activists of the samiti will stage protests in front of the houses of elected representatives from constituencies reserved for Scheduled Castes if they did not take up the issue during the session. He said that Maadiga and Holeya communities comprised 80 per cent of the population among the Scheduled Castes. He said 60 per cent of Maadigas are poor. He sought political representation and a special package for them. National parties Like Congress, BJP and JD(S) have no concern to protect the State’s interests including solving Sadashiva report sharing dispute.
Maaadiga community feels insecure as the fear of eviction from their age-old dwelling houses makes them fidgety. For years, their struggle to obtain tribal status has remained only a distant dream. The recent problems of their community members in Karnataka has made them more restless as uncertainty looms large over their habitations in forested areas. Maadiga Dandora problems were increased as the had termed those recent illegal.
Speaking to NNA and TBT, president of Maadiga Dandora said that since ages, Maadiga’s were residing in forested areas without land ownership rights. Due to this, they were continuously exposed to eviction. “Once Maadiga families were the undisputed lords of the Western Ghats, but today they are left with no ground beneath their feet,” he said. Though the state legislation provides protection toMaadiga, there are many hurdles when it comes to the exercising of their rights to purchase the dwelling houses.
Leader of Maadiga informed NNA and TBT that he will highlight the plight of the Maadiga community in the assembly as they have been deprived of benefits under the States Act and Atal Asra Yojana schemes. Leader, a Maadiga leader from Bengaluru, stated that the state government in September 2013 had published a white paper on non-inclusion of Maadiga as Scheduled Tribes under Article 342 of the Constitution in September 2013.
“Whatever issues that have been discussed, government should plan a strategy to implement schemes meant for Maadiga at the earliest,” he said. Karnataka state CM and Social welfare minister informed that he will consider the matter on a priority basis and do justice to the families, which had followed proper procedures and norms.
Mr. B. Husenappa Maadiga, State president,Akila Bharata Maadiga Dandora, Dr. Bhimaraj, State President, Akila Bharata Dhalita Mahasabha, Mr.K.B.Narasimha, State Secretary, Maadiga Dhandora, Mr. M.Narayanaswamy, State Vice President, Maadivala Founder, Maadiga Dandora, Karnataka, Mr. S.R Ranganath, State Organizing Secretary, Mr Ramesh Chakravarthy, State President, Jambava Yuvasene and Mr. Shivarama Akkiraki, State Chief Secretary, MRHS. were present.