Kodava land: CNC seeks UN intervention

Addressing a press meet here, CNC President N U Nachappa has appealed to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to send a fact-finding team to Kodagu to assess ground realities and consider the CNC’s demand for an autonomous region for the Kodava people.

The CNC only wanted the establishment of an autonomous Kodava land by bringing together the ancient 45 ‘naadus’ or groups of villages inhabited by the Kodavas, he said.
Copies of the memorandum with their demands had been sent to the Director of the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights and the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations, in New York, he added.

A mega rally will be held on May 24 at Napoklu Model Government School maidan, demanding the establishment of Kodava land.

He said a land mafia was operating in the district and agricultural land was being converted into sites for housing colonies and resorts. The Government should ban such an activities.
Kodavas are projected as rich. Unfortunately, 60 per cent of the Kodava families do not have toilets. In this background, the CNC has decided to construct toilets for the eligible members of the community.

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