No community certificate, children in TN's Keelamathur forced to join nomadic parents in street plays
S Babu, another member from the community, said, "We are forced to take up the traditional means of livelihood. If the government issues us community certificate, we can move on to other professions."
The message also advised parents to consider replacing these certificates through e-service centres by submitting their Aadhaar details.
A Bench of justices R Subramanian and L Victoria Gowri had earlier expressed shock over the inaction of the state government since 1994 over compliance with the Supreme Court order.
"However, we have not been provided community certificates, forcing us to still earn a living as house help or doing menial services.
Tiruchendur revenue divisional officer denied them the requisite certificate stating that their family tree lacked clarity.
It may be noted that Poovalingam's parents Chinnadurai and Saraswathi have been demanding a community certificate from the revenue department ever since their son passed Class 10.