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Ministers face protest at Keslapur darbar

Adivasi students staging a protest demanding a tribal university in Adilabad district on Wednesday.– Photo: By Arrangement  

Tribal students and activists of different students unions on Wednesday staged a protest during the speech of Forest Minister Jogu Ramanna demanding establishment of the Tribal University in Adilabad.

The student activists who wanted the government to do so and fulfill the promise made by Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao, were pulled out by the police.

The protest came at the annual Keslapur darbar held as part of the Nagoba jatara at Keslapur in Indervelli mandal of Adilabad district. The activists raised slogans no sooner Mr. Ramanna got up to address the gathering and prevented him from speaking for some time.

The demand for Tribal University be located in the district also came up from different quarters including the ruling party MLAs and Adivasi organisations led by Sidam Arju of the Raj Gond Seva Samiti. MLAs Rathod Bapu Rao (Boath), A. Rekha Naik (Khanapur) and Kova Laxmi (Asifabad) also urged the government to concede the demand.

The Forest Minister, who is also in charge Minister of the district, assured the protesters of apprising the Chief Minister of this demand. He also assured of providing pattas under the Forest Rights Act to all eligible tribal people. Endowments and Housing Minister A. Indrakaran Reddy said the government will construct 1,500 2BHK houses in each of the Assembly constituencies.

Collector M. Jagan Mohan, Project Officer of Utnoor's Integrated Tribal Development Agency, R.V. Karnan and officials of all departments attended the jatara.


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