Pro-Kannada organisations demand special status to Ch'nagar

Demanding special status to border district Chamarajanagar along the lines of Hyderabad-Karnataka, members of Karnataka Sene Pade staged a protest in front of deputy commissioner’s office in Chamarajanagar on Thursday.

Members of Karnataka Sene Pade stage a protest seeking special status to Chamarajanagar district on lines with Hyderabad-Karnataka, in front of deputy commissioner’s office in Chamarajanagar on Thursday. dh photo

The members who gathered in front of administration bhavan urged for amendment of Article 371 of the Constitution and provide special status to the district which is
lagging behind in development.

The protestors lauded the Centre for bringing out amendments in the Constitution to provide special status to six districts of the state.

Chamarajanagar district too is one of the most backward districts and the Centre should consider to provide special status to the border district too, they stressed.

“There are no flourishing industries in the district and no job opportunities for the locals here. It is lagging behind both financially and academically,” they said.

As per Nanjundappa report, the district is behind in all the fields, but the party in power has failed to take steps towards development.

As a result people are migrating towards cities in search of jobs. The current development is inequitable and unjust with huge disparities among districts.

Farmers are worst affected due to lack of water facilities. All these factors should be taken into account and consider the district for special status, they urged.

As the deputy commissioner failed to arrive at the spot, the irked members stuck the memorandum in front of the office door. Organisation’s state unit president C R Srinivasgowda and other pro-Kannada organisations participated in the protest.

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