Karnataka caste cauldron simmers as Kurubas demand ST status

News Network
October 25, 2020

eshwarappa.JPG

Davangere, Oct 25: Karnataka's third biggest community Kuruba (Shepherds) under the joint leadership of Kuruba community seer, Kaginele Niranjananadapuri Swamiji and Karnataka rural development and Panchayat Raj Minister, K. S. Eshwarappa would organise community's padayatra from Kaaginele to Bengaluru demanding that their community be included in the list of Schedule Tribe castes.

This was announced by Eshwarappa in a press conference here stating that the padayatra of Kurubas would commence from Kaginele to Bengaluru from January 5, 2021. "This is apolitical movement. This is nothing to do with any party in power here or elsewhere. This is the community's work, therefore, we all have joined hands with our community seer's hands," he explained.

While the seer, Niranjananadapuri Swamiji stated that prior to organising padayatra, the community will organise four massive conventions in four directions of the state. "As part of our four massive conventions, the first convention will be the women's convention and this will be organised on November 8 in Kaginele at Haveri, he explained.

He further added that the community will organise other conventions in Davangere, Kalaburagi, Mysuru and Bagalakote districts.

Besides these conventions, the biggest one with 10 lakh people's participation will be held in Bengaluru palace on February 7, to demand that the community be included in the list of ST castes.

Kuruba community's demand to include them into ST caste will pit them directly against the powerful Nayaka community in the state.

The Nayaka community is always in war with the Kurubas at the local level. Both communities claim that they are seven to eight per cent each of the voters in the state. Both communities largely interlinked geographically, socially and politically in the state.

It can be noted that Kaginele Kanaka Guru peetha, is a main matha of Kuruba community and it is the spiritual and cultural centre of this community. This matha is located in Haveri district.

Kuruba's subscribe to teachings of Kanakadasa. He was a renowned composer of Carnatic music, poet, philosopher, saint and a musician.

He is known for his keertanas and ugabhoga, compositions in the Kannada language for Carnatic music. Like other Haridasas, he used simple Kannada language and native metrical forms for his compositions.

For Kurubas in Karnataka Kaaginele is no less important than the Bethlehem of the Christians.

Comments

Add new comment

  • Coastaldigest.com reserves the right to delete or block any comments.
  • Coastaldigset.com is not responsible for its readers’ comments.
  • Comments that are abusive, incendiary or irrelevant are strictly prohibited.
  • Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name to avoid reject.
News Network
November 22,2020

512.jpg

Dharwad, Nov 22: Karnataka Minister Medical Education and incharge of Corona Dr K Sudhakar on Sunday said that Colleges reopened in the State may have to be closed if there is an increase in the number of Corona cases.

Speaking to newsmen here on Saturday night, he said the students have more immunity then the aged people, hence the virus may not be affect them quickly, hence the government had decided to reopen the colleges for final year Degree students and government has responsibility of the future of the students, hence the colleges have been opening on the phased manners

According to information so far 120 students tested positive after reopening of Colleges, if more cases are found, there is no option left but to close the colleges again.

Pointing out that in Ahmedabad lockdown was announced from Saturday again. People should not believe that the covid-19 has gone , it was not correct , everyone should be taking more precautionary measures.

Stating that people of Uttara Kannada have benefitted from Hubballi KIMS hospital and government planning to upgrade the hospital soon, he added.

Replying to a question on the possibility of a second wave of the covid-19, he said that usually as per the covid-19 people who have been infected will not affect again upto nearly two months. If people cooperate with the government to follow the covid-19 regulations properly there will not be any fear of a second wave of virus, he added.

Comments

Add new comment

  • Coastaldigest.com reserves the right to delete or block any comments.
  • Coastaldigset.com is not responsible for its readers’ comments.
  • Comments that are abusive, incendiary or irrelevant are strictly prohibited.
  • Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name to avoid reject.
News Network
November 18,2020

khushbooo.jpg

Chengalpattu, Nov 18: A container lorry hit a car in which actor-politician Kushboo Sundar was travelling, in Madurantakam on Wednesday morning. Ms. Kushboo did not sustain any injuries.

According to police, Ms. Khushboo was heading from Chennai to Cuddalore to take part in the BJP’s Vetrivel Yatra. When her vehicle reached Ayyanar Koil in Madurantakam, a lorry hit her car from the side. The vehicle was partially damaged on the left side and in the middle, but the actor, who was sitting in the front seat, did not sustain any injury.

“We were going to Cuddalore in the right lane, and when the vehicle was near Madurantakam a container lorry came from the left and hit the vehicle. Fortunately I was not injured,” said Ms. Kushboo.

A police complaint has been filed. “They’re investigating [to see] if there was any foul play involved,” she added.

A senior police officer said that the lorry was heading towards Puducherry with washing machines. “Both vehicles were heading in the same direction and the lorry scraped against Ms. Kushboo’s vehicle. We have detained the driver. Further investigations are on. We do not suspect any foul play as of now,” said the officer.

Comments

Add new comment

  • Coastaldigest.com reserves the right to delete or block any comments.
  • Coastaldigset.com is not responsible for its readers’ comments.
  • Comments that are abusive, incendiary or irrelevant are strictly prohibited.
  • Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name to avoid reject.
News Network
November 28,2020

Bengaluru, Nov 28: Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar has demanded an investigation into the alleged suicide attempt by NR Santosh, the political secretary to Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa.

"As per my information, as whatever I heard was that a confidential video was distributed by CM's political secretary NR Santosh to an MLC and a minister. Later, it was also given to high command leaders of BJP," Shivakumar said.

"That MLC and minister both were blackmailing the Chief Minister and the leaders in government. It has been happening for the last several months. The CM's political secretary allegedly trying to commit suicide is not a small issue. It needs to be investigated properly, the investigation must not be done by the (state) government," he said.

Santosh was been hospitalised on Friday after he allegedly attempted suicide.

He was admitted to Ramaiah Memorial Hospital in Bengaluru and is suspected to have consumed sleeping pills. Yediyurappa visited the hospital and enquired about Santosh's health, his family members said.

The chief minister said that he will speak with him and his family members once he is better, a family member of Santosh said.

Comments

Add new comment

  • Coastaldigest.com reserves the right to delete or block any comments.
  • Coastaldigset.com is not responsible for its readers’ comments.
  • Comments that are abusive, incendiary or irrelevant are strictly prohibited.
  • Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name to avoid reject.