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Vellappalli calls for unity of SC-ST communities

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and backward communities in the state should unite and become a communal force to earn social justice, said SNDP general  secret

Published: 21st April 2012 03:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st May 2012 02:26 PM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and backward communities in the state should unite and become a communal force to earn social justice, said SNDP general  secretary Vellappalli Natesan.

Speaking after inaugurating the Pulaya Sangamam organised by the Kerala Pulaya Maha  Sabha (KPMS) here on Friday, Vellappalli said that the backward communities were facing cruel discrimination in the state.

“The backward communities would hold a meeting on April 30 to devise strategies to ensure social justice to them,” he said.

Though land reforms paved way to large changes  in the state, the backward communities could earn little from the reform. “A second land reform should be organised in the state for the benefit of backward communities,” he said.

The SC/ST and backward communities should get equal participation in land and wealth.

These communities were left out when various administrative reforms happened in the country.

While the minority communities benefited a lot from Sachar and Paloli committees, the backward communities failed to get any such help”.

Nair-Ezhava Unity a Closed Chapter

The Nair-Ezhava unity is a closed chapter, Vellappalli said. The NSS leadership gave a serious thought on unity only when the row over the fifth ministership to the IUML erupted. At present, the NSS is representing Hindus in the state on various fronts. “A change has to come and all Hindus, from Nambudiris to tribals, should unite,” he said.

“Democracy has long died in the state and what rules now is religion,” Vellappalli observed.

KPMS state president T V Babu presided over the function. Mayor K Chandrika, Kodiyeri Baklakrishnan, CPI assistant secretary Prakash Babu, MLAs B Satyan, Mons Joseph, A T George and Jameela Prakasham spoke.



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