Wednesday, August 10, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Madiga Horata Samiti to stage Statewide dharna tomorrow

RAICHUR, August 9, 2011
Madiga Horata Samiti to stage Statewide dharna tomorrow
Staff Correspondent

The Madiga Misalati Horata Samiti has decided to stage a Statewide
dharna on Wednesday demanding that the State Government order a fresh
census of the Scheduled Caste (SC) population of the State.

Talking to presspersons here on Monday, S. Mareppa, president of the
samiti's state unit said the Sadashiva Commission, which had conducted
a census of the SC families in the State, had not identified
sub-castes in the SC population in urban areas.

He said it was essential that the sub-caste was clearly written on SC
certificates as it would weed out those who had fake certificates and
ensure that only those who were genuinely from SC communities got
government benefits. . Mareppa demanded that State governments stop
acquiring farmland for industries as this had harmed Dalitsand
agricultural labourers. He said that cultivable land should be
acquired and distributed to the poor.

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