Karnataka’s Panchamasalis seek quota in Govt careers, training

Ashley S. Crofoot

Customers of the Panchamasali sect of Karnataka’s impressive Lingayat group held a substantial rally in the city’s Palace grounds on Sunday to find inclusion in the 2A reservation category for Govt careers and seats in condition-run instructional institutes. “If the condition authorities does not involve our neighborhood in the 2A […]

Customers of the Panchamasali sect of Karnataka’s impressive Lingayat group held a substantial rally in the city’s Palace grounds on Sunday to find inclusion in the 2A reservation category for Govt careers and seats in condition-run instructional institutes.

“If the condition authorities does not involve our neighborhood in the 2A reservation class for government work opportunities and academic seats, we will intensify our agitation and lay siege to the point out Secretariat,” Panchamasali seer Basava Jaya Mruthyunjaya Swami warned.

Above a lakh of the politically-dominant community’s members reached the city given that Saturday from Kudalasangama in the state’s Bagalkot district soon after a 37-working day march (padayatra) in guidance of their demand.

“We took police authorization to phase the march from Kudalasangama and other 17 districts to keep the rally peacefully for ensuring social justice to us, as we have been neglected over the last 70 a long time,” Lingayat Panchamasali Mahasabha president Vijayanand Kashappanavar instructed reporters here.

Besides scores of the sect’s pontiffs, neighborhood leaders, legislators from the ruling BJP, such as minister Murgesh Nirani, and opposition Congress and JD-S participated in the rally and dealt with the collecting.

In his speech, Nirani reported Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa was committed to ensure reservation to the Lingayat sect and attempts would be manufactured to amend the legislation soon to include things like the local community in the 2A group.

State Info Minister C.C Patil, senior rebel BJP chief Basangouda Yatnal and Congress legislator Lakshmi Hebbalkar and some others spoke at the rally and urged the condition govt to include things like the sect in the 2A classification.

Another seer Vacahnanda Swami, who marched to the town together with hundreds of the community from Basavakalyan in Bidar district, mentioned although the preceding BJP authorities in the condition experienced set up a sub-committee for drafting the law during its 2008-13 tenure, they have not been provided reservation as associates of other communities. “When Jagadish Shettar was the BJP’s 3rd Chief Minister after Yediyurappa and D.V. Sadananda Gowda, a legislative panel was set up in 2012 to study our desire. The panel report reported Panchamasalis should be integrated in 2A,” he explained.

Of the 108 sub-sects in the Lingayat community, 34 are in the 2A class, while about 70 are in the OBC (Other Backward Courses) category.

Earlier this thirty day period, Yediyurappa advised reporters that he would do his finest to supply reservation to the communities, together with Panchamsalis and Kurbas.

“I will not ask the pontiffs top the agitations to cease their battle, but give me some time. I will do the job tricky to meet their need,” he explained.

 

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