info@afternoonnews.in +91 98940 - 95096

Today Date : Monday, April 15, 2024

Malayalee Tribals stage stir to get ST certificate

Malayalee Tribals stage stir to get ST certificate

Collector Rajagopal Sunkara negotiated with the agitating public in Kadambur Hill at Sathy at midnight to settle their 12 hours of stir for getting malayalee ST certificate and then they withdrew their stir. 
They didn't send their children to school for the past one week. There are more than 50 villages in the Kadambur. A large number of Malayali people live in these. The people engaged in animal husbandry and agriculture and are given Other Caste Certificate issued by the Revenue Department. People belonging to the same Malayalalee race living  in Salem and Namakkal districts have been issued a certificate for Scheduled Tribes (ST). 
The Malayalis living in the Kadambur hills have been demanding caste certificates as Scheduled Tribes instead of caste certificates as other classes, but have not been granted caste certificates for many years. For this they were engaged in various stages of protests. The Kadambur Malayali Tribal Association say that the students faced problems to get higher education, government jobs and  assistance. 
Yesterday morning, more than 2,000 people, including school students and their parents staged stir in the Kadampur bus stand at 10 am and continued till 2 pm. Then they staged road roko on Sathi Road in the midst of rain. Hearing RDO Priyadarshini came to the spot and held talks with them. The protest  continued till night. Then the District Superintendent of Police Jawahar held talks with the public. At 12.30 midnight, Collector Rajagopal Sunkara came directly to Kadambur and engaged in talks with the public. 
He said that the previous Collector had already submitted a letter in this regard to the Central Government. 
I will also talk to the government about the issue and take steps to resolve it. So, they withdrew the stir.