Madiwalas seek SC status, stage protest

Madiwalas seek SC status, stage protest

The members of Madiwala community took out a protest rally in Davangere and staged a protest in front of the deputy commissioner's office, demanding to include them into Scheduled Caste category.

They stated that in Karnataka there are more than 18 lakh Madiwalas and they are politically, socially and economically backward.

They are being suppressed from last several decades and are deprived of various government facilities.

Considering their social status, 18 States in India had recommended the Centre to include them into SC category and accordingly, they have been granted SC status.

However, the State Government here is not understanding the problems faced by the community and is delaying in recommending the Centre to grant SC status, they said.
To derive Constitutional rights, it is essential to include the Madiwalas in SC category, they demanded.

To fulfil this demand, the community has organised various conventions and have staged protests. But still, the government is showing step-motherly attitude towards Madiwalas they said.

If the government fails to recommend the Centre to grant SC status, the Madiwalas would be forced to launch an indefinite protest, they warned.

Community leaders M Satish, Avaregere Umesh, Annapurna Basarajappa, Vijay Kumar, Ajay Kumar, Duggappa, Danajay, Ramesh, kishore Kumar and others were present.

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