Koppal: The Halumatha community Mahasabha has condemned Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai’s delay in recommending the study report to the Central Government with regard to ST Kuruba community reservation.
Raising the issue at a press conference held at the Investigator’s Bungalow here on Friday November 18, Kushtagi Taluk Halumatha Mahasabha President Holeyappa Kuri said that in the 2018 coalition Government, an ethnographic study has been ordered by the Karnataka State Tribal Research Centre, Mysuru, for reservation and the study is completed. He said the Government was adopting an unnecessary delay without accepting and recommending it to the Central Government.
“Injustice is being done to the Kuruba Community in the State in the ST reservation. Though the Karnataka State Scheduled Tribe (ST) reservation list has castes such as Gond, Rajagonda, Jenukuruba, Kadukuruba, Kattunayakan, Kurumanand and S. No 28 has Kuruba related two castes, it has not been extended State-wide. Governments have been requested to correct this injustice, he added.
Demanding that the Chief Minister should accept and recommend the report of the study without delay on the issue of reservation, the community will stage a sit-in protest at Freedom Park in Bengaluru on Monday November 21. Chief Minister will be further demanded to correct the injustice done to the Kuruba community and grant ST reservation.