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Kuravar community wants Government to include them in tribal list

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The association also wanted quick issuance of community certificate

Photo: N. Bashkaran.

Making demands:P. Shanmugam, State President, Tamilnadu Tribals Association addressing the district conference of the Tamilnadu Kuravar Development Association at Uthangarai in Krishnagiri district on Tuesday. —

UTHANGARAI: The Tamil Nadu Kuravar Tribals Development Association has demanded the State Government to include them in the tribals list.

A resolution in this connection was passed at its first district-level conference held here on Tuesday.

The association members pointed out that this would help them in getting reservation in education and employment

Various agitations were also staged and a memorandum to was also sent to the Chief Minister in this connection.

The Chief Minister has also recommended to the Union Government to include the community in the list.

The department concerned has sought few clarifications from the State Government. The association wanted the State Government to act quickly on the clarifications.

The association also demanded CB-CID inquiry into the alleged torture of a girl by the police in Vaniyambadi.

The association alleged that an 18-year-old girl was taken by the police from her workplace for inquiry and tortured. They also took away one sovereign gold chain from her, they alleged.

The association also demanded CB-CID inquiry into the alleged torture of Suresh and Chennakrishnan by the police.

The duo from Nallavampatti village near Singarapettai was taken into custody by the Namakkal police from their residences and false theft cases were foisted against them.

Community certificate

In another resolution, the association demanded the district administration to expedite issuance of community certificate to the students of Kuravan community.

The students are unable to pursue their education due to the delay in issuing the certificate.

Besides they are also deprived of getting government welfare assistance.

P. Shanmugam, State President, Tamilnadu Tribals Association, P. Dillibabu, Harur MLA, A.V. Shanmugam, State Organising Secretary, Kuravan Tribals Development Association, H. Irudayaraj, District Secretary, Tamilnadu Vivasayigal Sangam, spoke on the occasion.

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