The Karnataka Dalit Panchayat Andolan and Bhoo Shakti Kendra have demanded that the Karnataka government distribute a minimum of five acres of land to landless Dalits and Adivasi families.

“We thank Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh for signing an agreement with Jan Satyagrahis in Agra that ensured land rights to Dalits and Adivasis. Only this will ensure meaningful development of the deprived classes,” Suresh Markhal said in a release.

— Special Correspondent

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