Progressive activists staged a protest on Friday, demanding implementation of the recommendations of Justice A J Sadashiva Committee, to streamline disparities in the present reservation policy.
Members of Samajika Nyayapara Vedike observed hunger strike in front of Dr B R Ambedkar statue near Town Hall and said that Madiga community is not getting adequate economic and political support. Government is not taking action based on the recommendations given by the Sadashiva Committee report.
Speaking to media persons, noted writer Aravinda Malagatti alleged that many of the dalit organizations and activists are opposing the reservation to Madiga community. This move will be a threat to the unity of dalit community.
Writer Talakadu Nagaraj said that the Holeya and Madiga communities should form a single platform and stage protest for implementation of Sadashiva committee recommendations.
Writer K S Bhagavan, Activists GH Nayak, Meera Nayak, P Mallesh, Safai Karmachari Commission, former chairman Narayan, Rajanna, and Anandkumar took part in the protest.