Telangana

Adivasis plan protest in national capital

To press demand for removing Lambadas from ST list

Adivasis from Telangana will stage a protest in the national capital, New Delhi, on February 11 demanding removal of Lambada tribe from the list of Scheduled Tribes. Some 5,000 of them from across the State are expected to participate in the dharna at Delhi’s Ramlila maidan that day.

The protest programme was chalked out at a meeting of leaders of Adivasi Hakkula Porata Samiti, better known as Tudum Debba, in Adilabad on Wednesday. This organisation of ethnic people will spearhead the protest in Delhi.

Around 50 leaders of Tudum Debba discussed the modalities with regard to the dharna. In terms of mobilizing resources it was decided that each of the 5,000 participants will contribute ₹ 3,000 towards rail fare and other expenses during their stay in the national capital.

List of participants

Respective Rai Centres or Advisory Councils will conduct meetings for villages within their purview and explain the nitty gritty to the aboriginal people on January 6, it was decided. On the same day, the Rai Centres will prepare list of individuals who would participate in the dharna.

The prospective participants also need to hand over a copy of their Aadhaar cards before January 15. The leaders were in touch with Adivasi MPs for booking train seats for the protesters.

The Adivasi movement with the demand had started in the State last year. The ethnic people have raised the demand alleging that Lambadas were included in the list of STs without following due process.

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