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Mulki Rules movement in Hyderabad Karnataka అక్టోబర్ 27, 2009

Posted by Telangana Utsav in Hyderabad, Identity, Mulki, politics, Six Point Formula, Telangana.

Bandh paralyses normal life in Gulbarga city
Special Correspondent, The Hindu 15 July 2009

Several organisations had called for bandh for varied reasons
• Hyderabad Karnataka Horata Samiti wants Article 371 of the Constitution to be amended
• Karnataka Rakshana Vedike protests against delay in taking up road-widening work in the city

Gulbarga: Bandh was total in Gulbarga city on Tuesday. Normal life was paralysed with all shops, business establishments, both wholesale and retail markets downing their shutters in response to two separate bandh calls.

While the Hyderabad Karnataka Horata Samiti and the Hyderabad Karnataka Chamber of Commerce and Industries supported by other organisations called for bandh demanding Amendment to Article 371 of the Constitution on the Telangana model, the Karnataka Rakshana Vedike called for Gulbarga city bandh to demand that an IAS officer be posted as the Commissioner of the Gulbarga City Corporation and also to demand that road-widening work be taken up in the city. Besides, the vedike activists protested against the lack of will of political parties to get Article 371 of the Constitution amended.

In response to the bandh call, the North Eastern Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NEKRTC) authorities suspended its city and mofussil services since morning as a precautionary measure. The only saving grace for the harassed public in the absence of public transport was a few auto rickshaws that defied the bandh call and operated in the city.

Although no untoward incident was reported in the city during the bandh, there were many incidents of intimidation by the organisers of the bandh, particularly involving activists of the vedike. They reportedly forced closure of shops and forced auto rickshaw drivers to stop ferrying passengers in many interior localities. Total lawlessness prevailed in some parts of the city where supporters of the bandh erected barricades on the roads preventing free movement of traffic.

The police who were present in large numbers were a silent witness to the violation of law and open intimidation by the lathi-wielding vedike activists who ensured that the bandh was total.

Members of the Hyderabad Karnataka Horata Samiti; Hyderabad Karnataka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HKCCI); Janata Dal (S); and Gulbarga Bar Association took out a procession from the Super Market to the Deputy Commissioner office where they submitted a memorandum urging the Union Government to amend Article 371 of the Constitution on the Telangana model.

Among those who participated in the procession were the former Minister and president of the Horata Samiti Vaijnath Patil; HKCCI president Umakant Nigudgi; Sulpul Mutt chief Sri Mahanta Shivacharyaru; Dalit leader Shivaram Moga; and district Janata Dal (S) president Shankaranna Voneykal.

The Karnataka Rakshana Vedhike protest was led by its state president Shivarame Gowda; president of the North Karnataka units of the vedike Sharanu Gaddige; and district president Arunkumar S. Patil.

The vedike activists burnt an effigy of Urban Development Minister Suresh Kumar.

Source: The Hindu 15, July 2009 http://www.thehindu.com/2009/07/15/stories/2009071555120300.htm

`Extend Mulki Rules to Hyderabad-Karnataka’
Special Correspondent, The Hindu, Nov 20, 2006

More local people will be recruited to government posts
• The rules are in vogue in Andhra Pradesh
• Samiti had filed a PIL in the court in this regard

GULBARGA: The Hyderabad Karnataka Horata Samiti (HKHS) has received a shot in the arm in its movement demanding equal share for the people of the Hyderabad-Karnataka region in recruitment to government jobs.

The Karnataka High Court admitted a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by it and issued a notification to the State Government on extending the Mulki Rules, which ensure recruitment of local people in government jobs, to the Hyderabad-Karnataka region as was being done in Andhra Pradesh.

President of the Samiti Vaijnath Patil, MLA, who is spearheading an agitation for the redressal of regional imbalances in development and job opportunities in the Hyderabad-Karnataka region said the two-member High Court bench headed by Chief Justice Cyriac Joseph had admitted the PIL demanding that the State Government implement the Mulki Rules, which was in vogue in the erstwhile Hyderabad province prior to the reorganisation of the States in 1956, and ordered issue of notices to the Government.

In its PIL the samiti said the Mulki Rules, which came into existence during the Nizam’s rule in 1928, were in practice till the reorganisation of States in 1956. While the Mulki Rules continued to be extended to the Telangana region, which was merged with Andhra Pradesh from the erstwhile Hyderabad province and were extended to the entire Andhra Pradesh, the regions which were merged with then Mysore State were not extended the Mulki Rule benefits in recruitments in government departments.

He said that the Mulki Rules provided for 80 per cent reservation for local people in all the recruitments for C and D posts for which the recruitments are done at the district level and 60 per cent reservation for the Class A and B posts which is done at the divisional level.

People in Andhra Pradesh were given another benefit of reservation in the educational opportunities by amending Article 371 of the Constitution and including the State under the schedule.

He said the State Government can implement the rules in Hyderabad-Karnataka region using provisions of Article 372 of the Constitution and it did not require permission from Centre.

Until the rules were extended to the Hyderabad-Karnataka region, Mr. Patil said all recruitments to government posts should be suspended and legislators from the region should pressure the Government to concede to this demand.




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