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Mahajan recommends transfer of Kasargod

The Mahajan Commission is understood to have upheld Mysore’s claims for the areas in Kerala and recommended the transfer of the entire Kasargod taluk in Kerala, minus eight villages lying south of the Chandragiri river to Mysore. Kasargod town also will go to Mysore. The Commission, in making this recommendation, is stated to have pointed out that the transfer had been suggested having regard to the full facts available to it since the appointment of the States’ Reorganisation Commission. The Commission is understood to have decided the case of Kasargod on administrative, economic and geographical considerations and communication facilities deemed sufficient to override linguistic considerations. The Commission has recommended the retention of Belgaum City and Karwar in Mysore and transfer of some areas in Maharashtra to Mysore and vice-versa. It is learnt that Mr. Mahajan has rejected the Pataskar formula relied upon by Maharashtra in its dispute with Mysore. The Pataskar formula relies on the village as a unit. Nor did the Commission adopt the State’s Reorganisation Commission’s formula of district as a unit. The feeling in Mysore, as expressed by the Chief Minister, Mr. Nijalingappa here [BANGALORE] yesterday [October 4], is Mysore had lost much considering the claims it had made over the Kannada-speaking areas in Maharashtra. The Chief Minister, however, said that the report should be accepted by all concerned since the quarrels on the border issues had gone on for too long. The claims of Maharasthra to the areas in the three taluks of the Karwar district, namely Karwar, Supa, and Haliyal are understood to have been rejected on the ground that Konkani, the language of the district was not a dialect of Marathi as contended by Maharashtrians.


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