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Proposed University of World Codavology / Codava Kundh

Codava Kund; Right and ownership over protection of and respect to we only would like to know if the government has any agenda to cleanse the ethic existence of Codavas?

 

     The genesis, existence and development of Codava National Council owes a great deal to Codava Populace. In fact, Codava National Council is not a single man's property, but it is intended to be the life breath of every born Codava and it is the manifestation of Codava psyche. 

It is in consonance with the political declarations that have been adopted in various public rallies attended by tens of thousands of Codavas, Codava National Council has modulated its every moves. Lesser said the better about the implementation of the many resolutions adopted by public rallies, the recommendation of Coorg Development Council by the Constitution Review Commission headed by Justice M.N. Venkatachalaiah and the proposal to recommend the inclusion of Codava Thak in the eighth Schedule of our constitution are but a few glaring examples of the relentless struggle Codava National Council has been doing.

 

Submitting a memorandum to D.C. regarding the ownership of Codava Kundh

 

 
 

Nachappa and Codava People at Codava Kundh site

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            The unanimous resolution adopted by one of such massive political rallies that has forced Codava National Council to seek the sanctioning and grant of a totally uncultivable barren waste land with an intention to establish comprehensive centre for Codava activities and build up infrastructure and naturally Codava National Council after continued search for such a thing could locate the Codava Kund near Yevakapadi village in Padinalnad and submitted its application to the Government of Karnataka through the Deputy Commissioner of Coorg on 30th December 2002. The Revenue Department after conducting a live inspection of the site shown by Codava National Council has demarcated the land and fixed. the boundaries thereof preparatory to the processing of related papers and eventual grant of the land. It is only after having gone through all such formalities only, Codava National Council gained entry into the property under the cover of legality. What more Codavas expressed their wish to celebrate the occasion and the programmed celebration of Codava New year Edamayar on 14 April, 2003 was but the official seal of the entire Codava race for the same. 

At this juncture some interested persons, a few self styled heavy weights of certain political parties, their parasites, some regular turncoats and vagrants who would never succeed in retaining their deposits in any of the elections and the so called editors of known yellow journals and loathsome tabloids and blackmailers created unwanted and totally unhealthy atmosphere sitting in Madikeri by instigating a few innocent Kudiyas of the locality and the rest of the things are well known.

 

            The Codava Race in unison consecrated a particular site in Codava Kund on 10 March, 2003 to be the Sole Designated place for offering oblations, meedi to the Aadi Kaarona, Adam, of Codavas and so established the one and only sacred place of Codavas sanctimoniously. Any act or omission touching the same will be treated to be an act of perfidy and onslaught on Codavame,. It amounts the violation of right to practice any religion as has been guaranteed under article 25-26(b) (C) of the Indian Constitution. The Sanctioning and grant of Codava Kund is perhaps the only occasion when the entire Codava Race sought for any help from the Government and no one understands as to why should there be any objection in relation there to in any manner. Codava Kund is the symbol of Codava identity and self respect. 

With this in the background, Codava National Council poses some questions to all the concerned and seeks acceptable explanations from them in relation thereto and thereto and they are:

 

Nachappa and Codava People at Codava Kundh site

 

 

 

 
 

            It would amount to a case of misnomer if anyone alleges about having watched any member of Dalith groups by any Codava for reason of one's being belonging to any such depressed class. One must remember about the crude practice of forcing Daliths to eat their excretions in Bihar and Karnataka, but so for no Codava is known to have ever indulged in such heinous crimes against Kudiyas and other Daliths. After all no Codava hates members of any other communities or groups, much less Kudiyas and Codavas practice peaceful coexistence. Codavas have no objections if kudiyas are given lands, but only objection would be with regard to their social behaviour. Let not any member of such or any depressed classes or daliths try to make inroads into our own existence. 

The one questions that haunts us is that why should the District administration or Police remove the sign board fixed by Codavas within the property, it is Codava Kund in the instant case, earmarked for being granted in favour of the whole conglomerate of Codavas and that too when the possession of the land been notionally delivered to Codava National Council by fixing boundaries after a survey. In other words, it is not a case of encroachment or land grab, but in reality it is a case of valid transfer of land preparatory only to the completion of the process of land grant papers. The sign boards happened to be the reflection of Codava sentiments and illegal removal of the same amounts to an act of deliberate desecration of Codava sentiments towards a certain thing consecrated to be the oblation site of Aadi (i.e.Guru) Karona of Codavas. Naturally every Codava opposes the hasty move and wants the sign board so seized to be restored at once without attracting resentment of eventual public paranolia. 

Should the District Administration consider the possession of a never cultivable track of exclusively waste land and which no person would opt to hold; and that too after having put the Codava National Council in valid possession thereof, to be an act of encroachment, what action the Government has initiated in order to evict the land grabbers and encroachers who have been in possession of most valuable and enviably fertile large extents of lands. Instances are not farless and few arid we insist that many political heavy weights, MONEY bags and political parasites who always gain entry into top positions through back doors who possesses large chunks of Government lands illegally. Whatever action the District Administration has taken against the persons who have built their mansions in the lands within the green belt areas. To quote some examples, if it is not true that Shri. M.C. Nanaiah, a former Law Minister and sitting M.L.C. who always tries To wield a stamp of authority on each and every thing in the district, be it is private or public, and render futile all the aspirations of the concerned and one other parasitic lesser or no weight Shri. Ellappa who have built their respective residential mansions at what might conveniently be classified as the most coveted and idyllic location, which are within the mischief of Green Belt Areas? What action did the Government take to evict the two there from? 

The Government must now explain its agenda. Where are the Codavas to perform our congregational rituals? Are we to seek permission for such thing from government and become sub servant to the wishes of the government? Are we to go to Mecca, Jeruselem, Vatican, Kashi, Amrithsar Golden Temple, Bodhgaya or Aadi Chunchanagiri in order to carry out our rituals? After hundreds of centuries we have choosen a place to be consecrated as the repository of our unknown ancestor i.e. Codava Adam and the Codava Kund is the Choosen place. Should the government some self centered off the track human individuals who claim superiority to others and the ever mischievous gutter sheets were to hurt the feelings of Codavas in this matter it is akin to the violation of religious sentiments any other faithful in the universe and all the concern should be warned against this. 

Therefore, we request the authorities concerned to expedite the processing of the land grant papers touching Codava Kund in favour of Codavas through the applicant Codavas National Council and it is but natural the every Codava sees a pilgrimage centre the hillock land grabbers. All CNC feels it proper to expose the double standrd of the government and the governmental departments regarding the hasty manner as to how they saught to deal with the never to be a law and order problem, much less the one to invoke the provisions of section 144 cr p.c. and that to hurting the basic right of religious practices of Codavas as done on 14th April 2003 at Codava Kund and the eagerness of the yellow sheets to open their pandora’s box of ruthless tirade on the organsization, nay Codavas. Here is a list of a few big wigs who have illegally, and immorally also have occupied lucrative governmental and forest lands, to mention a few names:

 

 
Name of the land grabbersExtent of Enchroachment (in acres)Place
Alekodi Raja900 acres Reserve forestAdjecent to Codava Kund
Kunji Komba900 acres Reserve forestAdjecent to Codava Kund
Kadamakal Rubber Est.5000 acres –“ -Kadmakal Range
Glen Coorg Estate6000 acres –“ -Jodupala Nilambur co,
Port Land Rubber Est4000 acres -" -Makutta
Mahendra & Mahendra100 acres -" -Kutta
Jagadale Groups150 acres Govt landNemmale
B Hoovin Cadu Estate100 acres Govt landKutta
Dr PC Alexandar Former Governor of Maharastra & member of Rajya Sabha100 acres GovtlandKumbur
GlenloraTeaEstate1000 acres govtlandNemmale
TATA Coffee polibetta1000 acres govt landin coorg District
DB Chandregowda, Minister of land and Parliamentary affairs & Father in law of AK Subiaha's son2000 acres govt landChickmagalor Dist
B. L. Shankar, Chairman Karnataka legislative council1000 acres govt. landChickmagalore Dist.
A Popular journalist of Coorg encroached50 acres of land inMadikeri Taluk
Arun Machaiah M.L.C100 acres govt. Landat B. Shettigeri of Virajpet Taluk
 

            The encroachments and illegal forced occupancy of forest lands, riparian lands, lands with in green Belt area of Madikeri and Virajpet and Devakadus is immeasurable. Through out the Banks of river Cauvery there have been large encroachments by several individuals. The lesser said the better about the encroachments of the Banks of rivers from Coorg towards Keral in the midst of reserved forest on both sides makes all to raise their eyebrows. The land grabbing is just is fantastic, majority of the chettiyars who hold lands in Coorg without doubts are land grabbers. 

The government the press and the self styled saviours of environment and echolgy must explain as to why they uniformly are silent with regard to the large scale encroachment and illegal land grabbers that are being systematically carried out by the so called influential persons with the consent of connivance and at the behest of a former law minister and the saviour of Daliths the leader of Ahinda on Malethirke Kund in Virajpet Taluk and the Ghat sections until the point of Stuart hill had there under in Madikeri. 

The government the press and the self styled saviours of environment and echolgy must explain as to why they uniformly are silent with regard to the large scale encroachment and illegal land grabbers that are being systematically carried out by the so called influential persons with the consent of connivance and at the behest of a former law minister and the saviour of Daliths the leader of Ahinda on Malethirke Kund in Virajpet Taluk and the Ghat sections until the point of Stuart hill had there under in Madikeri. 

The most interesting feature in the entire drama is the affidavit filed by the government of Karnataka in support of the land grabbers and encroachers of large extents of land before the supreme Court of India which has directed the eviction of encroachers. With such a background now seeks to characterize the Codava Kund issue as an anti national act at par with the attack on parliament Bhavan. Why should be there be such disparity? The government should evict these land grabbers at once, possibly with in 10 days, rather than try to tarnish the image of CNC, and there by of Codavas. When at a time the government is expected to respond to the desires of Codava race, our government and the so called leaders of men are trying to segregate Codava as pariahs and criminals. We only would like to know if the government has any agenda to cleanse the ethnic existence of Codavas? 

Unless the government comes with white paper regarding these things the entire Codava race will certainly rise in unison against the apartheid policy that is sought to be practiced.

 
  
 

The Concept of Codava Kund has its genesis in various factors and it has not taken its birth abruptly. The Codava kund is the conglomeration of ageless Codava psyche. Codava Cultural heritage and the endless Codava saga. The official seal regarding the Codava Kund and all those things, deeds and activities connected with it only came in the form of an unanimous resolution that has adopted in the massive public rally held in connection with the celebration of Codava National Day on 29 November, 2002.

 

            The idea of establishing a self styled Codava lake City University, Nucleus Aine Mane, Kaimada , Mand, Codava kaala(Time Capsule) Kavacha, Boti and Thootangala/Kyakola within one specified area. The unheard of massive Codava rally held on 29 November 2002 became a reality only on account of the formidable and unwavering leadership of CNC only. For the first time in history such a massive gathering of codavas could be made convergence of Codavas Each and every Codava so to have participated in the rally in unison felt the need of such a thing and authorised and requested me to select an uncultivable barren waste land and seek the sanctioning and grant of the same from the Government. 

The Aadi kaarona (Codava Adam) did intact led Shri. N.U. Nachappa to the hillock at Yavakapadi village of Padi Nalnad and show the actuatplace which ultimately came to be nomenclatured as Codava Kund. Every Codavafeels that the Codava Kund should in course of time emerge as the Vatican of Codavas in every sense, spiritual, literary , cultural and heritage. May Codava Kund be treated on par with Nalanda, Taxila, Graanada and Corodova and the international society considers it as Vatican of Codavas. In consonance with the decision so taken in the said massive rally, an application formally has been filed before the Deputy Commissioner of Coorg and the incumbent Deputy Commissioner Shri. Palaksha, IAS., had the magnanimity of directing the due processing of the same, The land has been measured by means of a Government survey and boundaries demarcated. Now that the land has been identified as a No Man's land and treated the same to be a perpetually uncultivable one. The proposal also suggests that the land would become useful if only granted in favour of the applicant for the noble cause mentioned. 

C.N. C. took formal possession of the land on I5 February, 2003 immediately after the land has measured and fixing of boundaries, C.N. C liad the foundation (Kuthi) of the grand edifice to come up on 10 March, 2003. Let us hope that Codava Kund soon becomes a prominent pilgrimage center of the universe and the entire world know it to the power station of Codava activities. May Codava Kund grown with the nourishments to be supplied by the Codavas of Padinalnad and blessings of Codava Race.

 
  
 

           As until the day when Coorg became merged with Mysore, later on nomenclatured as Karnataka. Coorg was the cradle of Codavame and one could have watched nothing except the actual Codava behavior with in the periphery of fortysix Naads of the then state of Coorg. What more, we had atmosphere filled with whatever Codava within our region, Ain mane -Kaimada, Mand -Maani, Devakad and such other Codava land marks reigned supreme and Dudikott pat, Aat paat & Komb Kott Valaga rented the air through out the year, be it was Karona meedi, Puthari -Kailpoud or Kambala or wedding season. The entire scene almost always was bejeweled with the meticulously robed Codavas sporting the bewitching patt vastra, chek vasthra and the ever beautiful Codava with this enrobed in Kor Chowka, Bott Podeya and Neela kai jacket. Any stranger could have felt something very unique when tread past through Coorg. In other words no separate reservation was required either for identity of Codavas or the eminence of Codava living. Coorg was the cynosure of all eyes and it reigned supreme and above all others in India. But every thing became marred with the merger of Coorg with Karnataka. Whatever we had become a thing of the past and a time now has come to such a situation, one has to do some research work in order to know what Codavame was and how Codavas live on account of the systematic obliteration of our existence by the over bearing larger Karnataka. Not only that Codavas and Codavame have become the subjects of books and some articles, we Codavas are almost near extinct. It is with an idea of extricating ourselves from the all pervading flow of external culture, CNC came in to being. CNC is the only movement ever to have been started in order to regain the existent past glory of Codavas and with such an intention we Codavas, have acquired 'Codava Kund' which shall eventually become the actual power house of Codava activities. Now there has been some opposition from some corners and we feel that such objections are not inborn, but under the instigation of some riffraff’s and some self centred individuals. In fact the objections shall never be treated as some human individuals and while objecting to the notion of 'Codava Kund' they may be considered as the ones who play false to their own mother and their own existence.

 
  
 

            For a real statesman, the future of his people, his country and all that what he cherishes are supreme. For a politician, every step he moves forward is dependent on the possibility of his ability to retain power. It is this second group of people I am referring to about. It is these people who always think about which side of the bread they should sweeten in order to achieve their goal I am referring to. I am referring to about the ones who to make plank of communal politics that is prevalent in Karnataka, it is those who without doing any thing for the cause of Codavas and for the good of the Codava race, but instead always keep themselves busy in planning, say for instance establishing the federation of Codava Samajas or create All India Kodava Samajas or some such things but heart of hearts their prime hidden agenda is to silence or defeat Codava National Council which by all reckoning is the only organization which is doing yeomen service to the cause of Codavas, Codavaame and Codava Land. The one question that occurs to any normal thinking human individual is that what actually the people who identify themselves as the leaders of any given Codava Samaja, be it is of any small township or larger cities or even the association of All Codava Samajas, have done for the good of Codava race, except perhaps establishing Wedding Halls and a few educational institutions and how dare these people call themselves as the chosen few of the entire Codava Race? They seem to imagine that only those who have taken membership of any given Codava Samaja to be a Codava proper and none else. I do not imagine about these numerically negligible, may be near about one per cent of the total mass, people being termed as the leaders of Codava race. In other words, the remaining ninety nine per cent of Codavas do not know who they are and what they are. What ever it is, CNC has been relentlessly fighting for twenty-one very important demands including the Codava Home land and Constitutional special protection & self -determination for Codava minority nationality during the past decade and more and it is a truth that none else has done any such things so far. 

Even though the constitution of India provides for reservation on the basis of caste, class and race and the UN charter guarantees / assures the recognition of all races, nationalities & ethnic groups classes of people or separate Identity, did any of these people or organizations present any demands as did CNC? Leave alone that, it is only on the insistence of CNC the Constitution Review Commission even recommended for the constitution of coorg Development Board under art 371 of the constitution of India, and separate University, the very nation of inclusion of Codava Thakk for the 8th schedule of our constitution has been evolved, originated and generated by CNC, but no one knows as to what these organizations have done and succeeded in such a direction. 

It is a fact that CNC after holding a IInd public rally in Bangalore in the year 2001 has submitted a , Memorandum to the then Governor Ramadevi then demanding special reservation for Codava minority and constitutional recognition for Right to Self -Determination, but did these people who behave themselves to be the undisputed leaders of Codavas submit such things either to the Governments of both India and Karnataka or other authorities? 

CNC has succeeded in educating the Codava masses that unless the institutions like Kaarona, Aine Mane, Kaimada, Namme-Naal, Thakk-Baak, Aime-Koime and such activities felt to be treated as sacred for Codavas , without this the notion of Codavaame has no meaning at all and only on such a foundation we can demand any Constitutional reservation or insist for separate identity on the national and international arena. Have the Okkuta of Codava Samajas orAkhila Bharatha Codava Samaja did any thing identical to these. 

Did these people oppose the move to merge Codagu, primarily a Codava majority dominion as until 1956, with a pronounced Vokkaloga majority dominion of Karnataka (Mysore then) or attempted to rescue Codava Thakk and Codavas Rights when Codagu became a part and parcel of the new state. No, but instead they tried to eke out personal gains then and they are doing it even now., CNC has been trying to enlighten the world about the basic characteristics of Codavas and it has forged ahead in its attempt, but without ever trying to understand the nature of her culion work CNC has done, these self centered people are trying to pass unhealthy criticism against CNC saying that the organization has defiled Codava culture etc. 

Except Aine Mane and Kaimada, Codavas have no other sacred places, Karona is the notional supreme divine existence for us, but several interested groups have tried to introduce unwanted alien fake deities into Codava life & destroy the indigenous character of Codavas in particulars and Codava Land in general and there by they make a living. Immediately after the agricultural season Codavas used to perform our traditional Kailpold by worshipping Guns and Kathi and Plough and Yoke etc., etc. and the like during the next seven days that follow in different Naads. It was but natural Codavas held get together functions, exchange views and tried to establish raproachments during the span of seven days, but the forces inimical to Codavas have succeeded in forcing Codavas to give a go bye to such unique customs and instead undemocratically have made us celebrate Kailpold on 3 September of every year. By propagating such a thing, the All India Codava Samaja or what ever it is, has attempted to kill Codava culture. Every thing said and done, did these people succeed i-n forcing the Government declare Kailpold day to be a public holiday so far? Let these Codava Samajas say who actually have mutilated Codava Culture. 

Traditionally all family functions like wedding, naming ceremonies of new borns, rituals connected with death and obsequies should be done only in Aine Mane, but these people insist Codavas to hold such functions in Wedding Halls or HOTELS and while doing so, these people have Kannadi-fied the same. Is It not an affront on Codava culture. Did Codavaame recognize Mass Marriages? 

Only those who have hunted down seven Tigers are permitted to sport a Komba Meese, but some people who have became Municipal Chiefs, presidents of Virajpet Codava Samaj & ministers and the like and who in other words are incapable of maiming a small mosquito or a moth and even unable to retaliate Revanna are now a days flourish Komba Meese. If this is not an act of sniping Codava Culture? 

However much the people who call themselves to be the unquestioned leaders of Codavas, what ever is the nature of their tall claims, the actual truth remains that these are not. There are two groups of non-Codava conspirators, one in Virajpet who amassed wealth in the name of labour unions (TRADE union) and the other one who run gutter sheets in Madikeri. These two mantrik groups want Codava Samajas who dance to their tunes and towards such an end, they cunningly extol the self styled Codava Samajists only in order to eke out their respective immoral gains and they have been doing this during the past over fifty years. Unfortunately Codavas are yet to gauge the depth of the mischief these rascals cause. Naturally these people dislike the idea of CNC gaining momentum as the collective leadership of Codavas and they even hate to mention about Codava Homeland, Codavaame, Aine Mane and all that what is Codava. It is these two groups of mantrikaas though always tride to cause dissensions within amongst Codavas. 

Whenever the question of 'Codava Kund' arises, these people in one way or other project their opposition, but why they keep their mouth shut when any one seeks to know about the intentional land grabs in Deva Kadus, Malethirike hill and extensive estates in Western Ghat areas is any body's gues. Their main grouse is that CNC has not sought for their permission to start a Codava language and cultural University, but they do not remember the fact that they have not been accorded permission by British Queen in order to start English Public Schools and the like. 

(These people have made themselves to be laughing STOCK while they insist that every other perhaps including CNC, should take their prior permission in order to strive for the cause of Codava identity even while they run English schools at different places. Did they take prior permission from British Queen for that) 

Nowadays these All India Samaja has been assigning new clan names, (Vakkapeda) all those who aspired to switch over to Codava culture, but it is a strange thing that without knowing the real fact that Codavaame is no religion unlike Islam, Christianity and Buddhism and we are yet to know who actually authorized them to do such unCodava and anti Codava activities. In other words they are polluting Codavame. 

The innate fear that CNC might eventually turn out to be the leader of Codavas and that none would recognize them might be the sole reason why these people oppose CNC and they definitely do not have any other logical and convincing reasons for their oppositions. Yet these people try to eliminate CNC, an organization which took its birth and has been surviving for the sake of Codavas even though they never did any useful work for the community. 

These people mislead the Codava generality by finger pointing to Codava Academy saying that the Government of Karnataka has established the same for the benefit of Codavas and that the future of Codavas lies with that academy only. The Codava Sahithya Academy is but one other like Kannada Sahithya Academy only and it has a limited dimension and it shall never call itself to be the Academy of Codavas particularly. No useful purpose would be served in unnecessarily indulging in such discussions. 

Only those politicians, Pseudo leaders, may at best make use of Codava Sahithya academy as their platform in order to gain popularity and political base. Codava Sahithya academy can never be the common representative body of Codavas in general, but at worst it may conveniently be dubbed as a temporary governmental organisation and nothing more. Should the existence of Codava sahithya Academy be understood to be established for the very purpose of promoting Codava language, which is being spoken by all the people in Coorg. It suggest that Codava mapilas and Kembatties have their respective place reserved in the Ainmane secretly proposed to be constructed by this Codava Koota in connivance with Academy 

One interesting, rather, shameless, development that one may watch these days, is that the people connected with Codava Sahithya academy in connivance with the people who call themselves as Akhila Barath Samaja & Federation are known to have collected stupendous sums, believed to be Rs. 34 lakhs, in order to construction an Ainmane secretly at a place in Buttangala. Do they allow the user of the same also by Codava mapiles and Kembatti? If these two classes are permitted to make use of the so called Alnmane they propose to construct what explanation they give if CNC questions them How best could such a structure be identified as a thing for strictly for Codavas? One strong factor is that the very people who all along started that each and every Codava clan as their respective Ainmane and there is no necessity of one more for all Codavas, explain their attitude and their behaviour in collecting FUNDS for Ainmane. The Ainmane what this Okkoota proposes to construct may at best become a community hall common for all moolanivasis people of Coorg and it shall never be treated as a nucleus Codava Ainmane. 

These so called leaders of Codavas seek to pose questions as to who gave CNC the needed permission to build Codava Aine Mane as Codavas have their own Aine Manes. They do not seem to know any thing about the importance of Aine Mane and the like of Codava existence, The very notion of Codava existence has no significance without Aine Mane, The people who question the propriety of CNC to establish a nucleus Ainmane should be prepared to inform Codavas as to who actually has permitted Sri H.L. Nagegowda to put up a building in his Janapada Loka which he called as Codava Ainmane and also that who ever has permitted him to carry away the historical artefacts, antique articles and such ancient things connected with Codava race, Codavame and Codava culture. In other words these people have sold Codava esteem and the remnants of Ancient Codava society to Sri H.L: Nagegowda and they should be ashamed of that. H.L. Nagegowda has acted in right direction when at a time the people connected with folk arts are dormant. In the same manner CNC need not have to seek prior permission of any one, muchless the ones who claim themselves to be the self styled leaders of Codava for the simple reason that such and such a person is the head of certain Kalyana Mantapa owned by Codavas collectively. 

With a solitary intention to acquire name, fame & popularity, perhaps ill-gotten wealth also, the people who pose themselves to be select band of Codavas have projected the entire Codava race to be very rich and it seem that government is inclined to accept their version but in contrast CNC has been striving hard to aquire constitutional guarantee, reservation, minority status and such thing with the more than 60% of Codavas are still under poverty line in mind. Unless such goals are achieved, we shall never hope to rise ourselves to the desired and deserving level. We must know the crude fact that a good majority of Codavas residing in the areas of Marenad, Kuthnad, Nalnad, Muthnad and Surlabbinad are still far below poverty line and it is a sad thing that our women have no a spare saree and a blows to change. Unless constitutional special guarantee is achieved, these Codavas may never even dream of seeing a better tomorrow and they will be a clean forgot forever. Unless Codava identity is proved, we can never aspire to what we should have been and CNC as been doing this to job sincerely. The concept of Codava Kund mirrors such ideas only and that shall be the pinnacle of all our hopes and aspiration. 

These so called leaders of Codavas want Codavas to be strictly wedded to the principles of 'Raja Nishta' and 'Swamynishta' and they never even contemplate the idea of Codava Rights. CNC by all reckoning is the only organization that has established and striving for the Codava Rights and asserts for Codava Rights. In other words CNC is the concentric epitome of Codava ideology, Codava existence and Codavaame.

 
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            NEW DELHI CHALO PROGRAM followed by a peaceful sathyagraha on 1 November 2010 to observe Kamataka Rajyothsava Day as the Blackest Day in the lives of Codavas and so the Codava Land. 

The Demands for "Codava Land Autonomous Region - CAR" on the lines of Darjeeling Gorkha Land Authority and other connected matters - Non fulfillment of Codava Demands Rajyothsava Day Celebrations conveys no meaning unless our demands are met - sathyagraha by Codavas and Codavathis opposing Rajyothsava Day celebrations ¬regarding. 

Struggle for "Codava Land" a sathyagraha by Codavas and Codavathis to insist the demand for establishment of Codava Autonomous Region CAR to Codava Land comprising of 45 ancient traditional Codava Naads under the 6th schedule of our constitution and other connected subjects. CNC is the only unanimous vox populi of Codavas and has years of struggle to its credit. 

Please be informed that we have been struggling peacefully during the past 19 years without any interruption and unfortunately we are yet to achieve our goal. 

In furtherance of the demands all along this organization has been making, Sathyagraha's by Codavas and Codavathis in order to further demand for the inclusion of and the need to establish Codava Autonomous Region (CAR) to Codava Land comprising of 45 ancient traditional Codava Naads under the 6th schedule of our constitution. In this regard to further pressurize the Government, Sathyagraha's have already been held at Panchayath levels within the Codava Land area and massive public rallies, sathyagrahas, seminars in Codagu and Bangalore on several occasions. After having held meetings in all the villages, now we are forging ahead with our meetings in all the "Ain Mane"s of every Codava clanish family in order to generate momentum to the movement (struggle) and we believe that the entire Codava generality is with us heart of hearts. It may not be an out of place act if we recall the fact that we have been holding public meetings in all villages in Codagu in order to generate enthusiasm within amongst Codava populace with a solitary intention of achieving resurgence of Codava civilization, psyche and Codavaism, besides our having been addressing innumerable memorandums to the Governments both the Union and State. 

1) Codava Land – with full-fledged autonomy i.e. Codava Autonomous Region (CAR) encompassed with 45 ancient traditional Codava Naads on par with Darjeeling Gorkhaland Authority in Sovereign Republic of India, Tibetan Autonomous Region (CAR) in People’s Republic of China, and Kurdisthan Autonomous Region (KAR) in Arab Republic of Iraq. Which will ensure statutory protection to Codava Race i.e. political autonomy, physical protection and FINANCIAL security & over all development of Codava’s. Once autonomy granted to Codava Land the state of Karnataka is understood to lose its power to enforce any enactment unless full concurrence is given by Codava Autonomous Region and the Codava Autonomous Land shall have power and rights to enact law pertaining to the region with the consent of and concurrence of the Governor only. In other words the establishment of Codava Land i.e. Codava Autonomous Region presupposes legislative, executive and judiciary powers to us. Crisply said it is a state within the state. We are advancing our demand for establishment of Codava Autonomous Region only on the direction as are enshrined in the charter of United Nations and the promise that may be gauged from 6th schedule of our constitution.As per article 51(a) of our constitution it shall be the duty of every citizen of India "to value and preserve the rich heritage of our composite culture and subaltern languages. 

a) We dedicate to rewrite the magnificent history of Codavas that has been effaced and enliven the unique and independent identity we nurtured from ages now that is lost. Codavas should be recognised as significantly infinitesimal distinct minority nationality. Recognition of 45 Nads as their traditional and indivisible homeland, recognition of Codavas right to internal self determination - we mean The right of our people to decide their own political destiny. It can also apply to autonomy and self governance - i.e. Autonomous Codava Land. 

b) Effective arrangements should be made to safeguard the interest of minority Codava ethno-linguistic nationality living out side Codava Land. So that they do not fall prey to any discrimination. 

Our other demands are; 

1) Ethno linguistic tribal minority status for Codavas under article 340, 342 of our constitution and extend reservation facilities in the field of education, employment and FINANCIAL on the lines of other tribals of our nation. 

2) Constitutional special guarantee for our land tenure and customary personnel laws on the lines of Jammu and Kashmir and North Eastern States of India under article 370 and 371 of the Constitution of India. This clause will guarantees us i.e. except alienation the entire supremacy over all the lands of Jamma tenure & Jamma Malai and its latent , visible , water resorces and natural growth shall rest with hereditary traditional holders thereof. We seek constitutional protection to our land and customery personal laws as done to the demands of Naga's and Mijo's under article 371A and 371C of our constitution respectively and political reservation on the lines of the one extended to the people of Sikkim under the provision of 371F of our constitution by the Parliament. Codava's do deserve such a treatment and this perhaps is most appropriate line.(If a group compares Jamma properties to ‘Kumki land’ in Dakshina Kannada and ‘Soppinabetta’ in North Canara and insist for the treating of the same to be a state owned property, one other group predominantly consisting of ‘land and timber mafia’ with active support of certain self styled leaders are advocating a plea that it should be treated as common property on the lines of ‘Thari’ and ‘Kuski’ lands as in old Mysore without trying to know what it is and threatens that Codavas will have to lose their properties to the Government should be the same be not treated as common property. Strangely enough that none of the components of such rival groups know anything about what the constitution of India guarantees regarding minorities land & rights.With a solitary intention of educating Codavas and also inform the Government about our feelings in this regard.) 

3) The Government must fecilitate CNC to establish Central University for World “Codavalogy” on the lines of North-Eastern Hill University, Alighar Muslim University, Banaras Hindu University, ancient Nalanda and Thakshila Universities of the yore and proposed world Sikh University at Fathegarh Sahib at our dear 'Codava Kundh'. 

4) Codava language is a ancient, rich and living spoken language must be included in the 8th schedule of our constitution, Codava language should be implemented as a administrative language under article 350B of the constitution of India on par with Konkani language of the state. 

5) Exemption under Indian Arms Act to hold firearms to Codava by race should continue without any hindrance forever and everafter. Such a thing should be incorporated in the manner of constitutional guarantee which may be treated as our customary personal laws. 

6) Under no circumstances Virajpet area in Codagu should be classified as scheduled area on the basis of the questionable and quixotic report submitted by Dilip Singh Bhuria commission. Should the Bhuriya commission report be implemented Codavas, Codava race, Codava ethnology, Codava ethos and very existence of such a thing will be wiped out from the very memories of human history. 

Codavas and Codavathis hailing from within the bounds of45 ancient exclusive Codava Naads (cluster villages)i.e. traditional habitation which eventually would form the nucleus of proposed ‘Codava Land’ Autonomous Region are leaving on 30th Oct. 2010 and are reaching New Delhi from Bangalore on 1 Nov. 2010 only in order to squat in a Satyagraha at Jantar Mantar New Delhi before presenting Memorandums to Her Excellency the Hon’ble President of India, the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India and the Hon’ble Union Minister for Home Affairs Govt. of India. Therefore we request you to be kind enough to extend all such help and give us wide media coverage so that the entire world may breathe with us.

 
 Thanking you 

Yours faithfully 

N.U.Nachappa Codava

President CNC & Members CNC 

Mrs. M. K. Taara Codavathi. M. C. Kiran Codava, B. G. Dinu Codava & M. K. Dilip Codava

 

 PRESS RELEASE
 To, 
The Editor / Bureau Chief 
.............................. 
...............................
...............................
November 1, 2010
  
 

            The Demands for "Codava Land Autonomous Region - CAR" on the lines of Darjeeling Gorkha Land Authority and other connected matters - Non fulfillment of Codava Demands Rajyothsava Day Celebrations conveys no meaning unless our demands are met - sathyagraha by Codavas and Codavathis opposing Rajyothsava Day celebrations ¬regarding. 

Struggle for "Codava Land" a sathyagraha by Codavas and Codavathis to insist the demand for establishment of Codava Autonomous Region CAR to Codava Land comprising of 45 ancient traditional Codava Naads under the 6th schedule of our constitution and other connected subjects. CNC is the only unanimous vox populi of Codavas and has years of struggle to its credit. Please be informed that we have been struggling peacefully during the past 19 years without any interruption and unfortunately we are yet to achieve our goal. 

In furtherance of the demands all along this organization has been making, Sathyagraha's by Codavas and Codavathis in order to further demand for the inclusion of and the need to establish Codava Autonomous Region (CAR) to Codava Land comprising of 45 ancient traditional Codava Naads under the 6th schedule of our constitution. In this regard to further pressurize the Government, Sathyagraha's have already been held at Panchayath levels within the Codava Land area and massive public rallies, sathyagrahas, seminars in Codagu and Bangalore on several occasions. After having held meetings in all the villages, now we are forging ahead with our meetings in all the "Ain Mane"s of every Codava clanish family in order to generate momentum to the movement (struggle) and we believe that the entire Codava generality is with us heart of hearts. It may not be an out of place act if we recall the fact that we have been holding public meetings in all villages in Codagu in order to generate enthusiasm within amongst Codava populace with a solitary intention of achieving resurgence of Codava civilization, psyche and Codavaism, besides our having been addressing innumerable memorandums to the Governments both the Union and State. 

1) Codava Land – with full-fledged autonomy i.e. Codava Autonomous Region (CAR) encompassed with 45 ancient traditional Codava Naads on par with Darjeeling Gorkhaland Authority in Sovereign Republic of India, Tibetan Autonomous Region (CAR) in People’s Republic of China, and Kurdisthan Autonomous Region (KAR) in Arab Republic of Iraq. Which will ensure statutory protection to Codava Race i.e. political autonomy, physical protection and FINANCIAL security & over all development of Codava’s. Once autonomy granted to Codava Land the state of Karnataka is understood to lose its power to enforce any enactment unless full concurrence is given by Codava Autonomous Region and the Codava Autonomous Land shall have power and rights to enact law pertaining to the region with the consent of and concurrence of the Governor only. In other words the establishment of Codava Land i.e. Codava Autonomous Region presupposes legislative, executive and judiciary powers to us. Crisply said it is a state within the state. We are advancing our demand for establishment of Codava Autonomous Region only on the direction as are enshrined in the charter of United Nations and the promise that may be gauged from 6th schedule of our constitution.As per article 51(a) of our constitution it shall be the duty of every citizen of India "to value and preserve the rich heritage of our composite culture and subaltern languages. 

a) We dedicate to rewrite the magnificent history of Codavas that has been effaced and enliven the unique and independent identity we nurtured from ages now that is lost. Codavas should be recognised as significantly infinitesimal distinct minority nationality. Recognition of 45 Nads as their traditional and indivisible homeland, recognition of Codavas right to internal self determination - we mean The right of our people to decide their own political destiny. It can also apply to autonomy and self governance - i.e. Autonomous Codava Land. 

b) Effective arrangements should be made to safeguard the interest of minority Codava ethno-linguistic nationality living out side Codava Land. So that they do not fall prey to any discrimination. 

Our other demands are; 

1) Ethno linguistic tribal minority status for Codavas under article 340, 342 of our constitution and extend reservation facilities in the field of education, employment and FINANCIAL on the lines of other tribals of our nation. 

2) Constitutional special guarantee for our land tenure and customary personnel laws on the lines of Jammu and Kashmir and North Eastern States of India under article 370 and 371 of the Constitution of India. This clause will guarantees us i.e. except alienation the entire supremacy over all the lands of Jamma tenure & Jamma Malai and its latent , visible , water resorces and natural growth shall rest with hereditary traditional holders thereof. We seek constitutional protection to our land and customery personal laws as done to the demands of Naga's and Mijo's under article 371A and 371C of our constitution respectively and political reservation on the lines of the one extended to the people of Sikkim under the provision of 371F of our constitution by the Parliament. Codava's do deserve such a treatment and this perhaps is most appropriate line.(If a group compares Jamma properties to ‘Kumki land’ in Dakshina Kannada and ‘Soppinabetta’ in North Canara and insist for the treating of the same to be a state owned property, one other group predominantly consisting of ‘land and timber mafia’ with active support of certain self styled leaders are advocating a plea that it should be treated as common property on the lines of ‘Thari’ and ‘Kuski’ lands as in old Mysore without trying to know what it is and threatens that Codavas will have to lose their properties to the Government should be the same be not treated as common property. Strangely enough that none of the components of such rival groups know anything about what the constitution of India guarantees regarding minorities land & rights.With a solitary intention of educating Codavas and also inform the Government about our feelings in this regard.) 

3) The Government must fecilitate CNC to establish Central University for World “Codavalogy” on the lines of North-Eastern Hill University, Alighar Muslim University, Banaras Hindu University, ancient Nalanda and Thakshila Universities of the yore and proposed world Sikh University at Fathegarh Sahib at our dear 'Codava Kundh'. 

4) Codava language is a ancient, rich and living spoken language must be included in the 8th schedule of our constitution, Codava language should be implemented as a administrative language under article 350B of the constitution of India on par with Konkani language of the state. 

5) Exemption under Indian Arms Act to hold firearms to Codava by race should continue without any hindrance forever and everafter. Such a thing should be incorporated in the manner of constitutional guarantee which may be treated as our customary personal laws. 

6) Under no circumstances Virajpet area in Codagu should be classified as scheduled area on the basis of the questionable and quixotic report submitted by Dilip Singh Bhuria commission. Should the Bhuriya commission report be implemented Codavas, Codava race, Codava ethnology, Codava ethos and very existence of such a thing will be wiped out from the very memories of human history. 

Codavas and Codavathis hailing from within the bounds of45 ancient exclusive Codava Naads (cluster villages)i.e. traditional habitation which eventually would form the nucleus of proposed ‘Codava Land’ Autonomous Region have gathered at New Delhi and squat in a Satyagraha at Jantar Mantar New Delhi from 9-00 a.m to 1-00 p.m. on the ist Nov. 2010. Later Memorandums were presented to Her Excellency the Hon’ble President of India, the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India and the Hon’ble Union Minister for Home Affairs Govt. of India. Kindly extend all such help and give us wide media coverage so that the entire world may breathe with us.

 
 Thanking you 

Yours faithfully 

N.U.Nachappa Codava

President CNC & Members CNC 

Mrs. M. K. Taara Codavathi. M. C. Kiran Codava, B. G. Dinu Codava & M. K. Dilip Codava

 

 PRESS RELEASE
 To, 
The Editor / Bureau Chief 
.............................. 
...............................
...............................
October 30, 2010
  
 

            NEW DELHI CHALO PROGRAM followed by a peaceful sathyagraha on 1 November 2010 to observe Kamataka Rajyothsava Day as the Blackest Day in the lives of Codavas and so the Codava Land. The Demands for "Codava Land Autonomous Region - CAR" on the lines of Darjeeling Gorkha Land Authority and other connected matters - Non fulfillment of Codava Demands Rajyothsava Day Celebrations conveys no meaning unless our demands are met - sathyagraha by Codavas and Codavathis opposing Rajyothsava Day celebrations ¬regarding. 

Struggle for "Codava Land" a sathyagraha by Codavas and Codavathis to insist the demand for establishment of Codava Autonomous Region CAR to Codava Land comprising of 45 ancient traditional Codava Naads under the 6th schedule of our constitution and other connected subjects. CNC is the only unanimous vox populi of Codavas and has years of struggle to its credit. Please be informed that we have been struggling peacefully during the past 19 years without any interruption and unfortunately we are yet to achieve our goal. 

In furtherance of the demands all along this organization has been making, Sathyagraha's by Codavas and Codavathis in order to further demand for the inclusion of and the need to establish Codava Autonomous Region (CAR) to Codava Land comprising of 45 ancient traditional Codava Naads under the 6th schedule of our constitution. In this regard to further pressurize the Government, Sathyagraha's have already been held at Panchayath levels within the Codava Land area and massive public rallies, sathyagrahas, seminars in Codagu and Bangalore on several occasions. After having held meetings in all the villages, now we are forging ahead with our meetings in all the "Ain Mane"s of every Codava clanish family in order to generate momentum to the movement (struggle) and we believe that the entire Codava generality is with us heart of hearts. It may not be an out of place act if we recall the fact that we have been holding public meetings in all villages in Codagu in order to generate enthusiasm within amongst Codava populace with a solitary intention of achieving resurgence of Codava civilization, psyche and Codavaism, besides our having been addressing innumerable memorandums to the Governments both the Union and State. 

1) Codava Land – with full-fledged autonomy i.e. Codava Autonomous Region (CAR) encompassed with 45 ancient traditional Codava Naads on par with Darjeeling Gorkhaland Authority in Sovereign Republic of India, Tibetan Autonomous Region (CAR) in People’s Republic of China, and Kurdisthan Autonomous Region (KAR) in Arab Republic of Iraq. Which will ensure statutory protection to Codava Race i.e. political autonomy, physical protection and FINANCIAL security & over all development of Codava’s. Once autonomy granted to Codava Land the state of Karnataka is understood to lose its power to enforce any enactment unless full concurrence is given by Codava Autonomous Region and the Codava Autonomous Land shall have power and rights to enact law pertaining to the region with the consent of and concurrence of the Governor only. In other words the establishment of Codava Land i.e. Codava Autonomous Region presupposes legislative, executive and judiciary powers to us. Crisply said it is a state within the state. We are advancing our demand for establishment of Codava Autonomous Region only on the direction as are enshrined in the charter of United Nations and the promise that may be gauged from 6th schedule of our constitution.As per article 51(a) of our constitution it shall be the duty of every citizen of India "to value and preserve the rich heritage of our composite culture and subaltern languages. 

a) We dedicate to rewrite the magnificent history of Codavas that has been effaced and enliven the unique and independent identity we nurtured from ages now that is lost. Codavas should be recognised as significantly infinitesimal distinct minority nationality. Recognition of 45 Nads as their traditional and indivisible homeland, recognition of Codavas right to internal self determination - we mean The right of our people to decide their own political destiny. It can also apply to autonomy and self governance - i.e. Autonomous Codava Land. 

b) Effective arrangements should be made to safeguard the interest of minority Codava ethno-linguistic nationality living out side Codava Land. So that they do not fall prey to any discrimination. 

Our other demands are; 

1) Ethno linguistic tribal minority status for Codavas under article 340, 342 of our constitution and extend reservation facilities in the field of education, employment and FINANCIAL on the lines of other tribals of our nation. 

2) Constitutional special guarantee for our land tenure and customary personnel laws on the lines of Jammu and Kashmir and North Eastern States of India under article 370 and 371 of the Constitution of India. This clause will guarantees us i.e. except alienation the entire supremacy over all the lands of Jamma tenure & Jamma Malai and its latent , visible , water resorces and natural growth shall rest with hereditary traditional holders thereof. We seek constitutional protection to our land and customery personal laws as done to the demands of Naga's and Mijo's under article 371A and 371C of our constitution respectively and political reservation on the lines of the one extended to the people of Sikkim under the provision of 371F of our constitution by the Parliament. Codava's do deserve such a treatment and this perhaps is most appropriate line.(If a group compares Jamma properties to ‘Kumki land’ in Dakshina Kannada and ‘Soppinabetta’ in North Canara and insist for the treating of the same to be a state owned property, one other group predominantly consisting of ‘land and timber mafia’ with active support of certain self styled leaders are advocating a plea that it should be treated as common property on the lines of ‘Thari’ and ‘Kuski’ lands as in old Mysore without trying to know what it is and threatens that Codavas will have to lose their properties to the Government should be the same be not treated as common property. Strangely enough that none of the components of such rival groups know anything about what the constitution of India guarantees regarding minorities land & rights.With a solitary intention of educating Codavas and also inform the Government about our feelings in this regard.) 

3) The Government must fecilitate CNC to establish Central University for World “Codavalogy” on the lines of North-Eastern Hill University, Alighar Muslim University, Banaras Hindu University, ancient Nalanda and Thakshila Universities of the yore and proposed world Sikh University at Fathegarh Sahib at our dear 'Codava Kundh'. 

4) Codava language is a ancient, rich and living spoken language must be included in the 8th schedule of our constitution, Codava language should be implemented as a administrative language under article 350B of the constitution of India on par with Konkani language of the state. 

5) Exemption under Indian Arms Act to hold firearms to Codava by race should continue without any hindrance forever and everafter. Such a thing should be incorporated in the manner of constitutional guarantee which may be treated as our customary personal laws. 

6) Under no circumstances Virajpet area in Codagu should be classified as scheduled area on the basis of the questionable and quixotic report submitted by Dilip Singh Bhuria commission. Should the Bhuriya commission report be implemented Codavas, Codava race, Codava ethnology, Codava ethos and very existence of such a thing will be wiped out from the very memories of human history. 

Codavas and Codavathis hailing from within the bounds of45 ancient exclusive Codava Naads (cluster villages)i.e. traditional habitation which eventually would form the nucleus of proposed ‘Codava Land’ Autonomous Region are leaving on 30th Oct. 2010 and are reaching New Delhi from Bangalore on 1 Nov. 2010 only in order to squat in a Satyagraha at Jantar Mantar New Delhi before presenting Memorandums to Her Excellency the Hon’ble President of India, the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India and the Hon’ble Union Minister for Home Affairs Govt. of India. Therefore we request you to be kind enough to extend all such help and give us wide media coverage so that the entire world may breathe with us.

 
 Thanking you 
Yours faithfully
N.U.Nachappa Codava
President CNC & Members CNC 

Mrs. M. K. Taara Codavathi. M. C. Kiran Codava, B. G. Dinu Codava & M. K. Dilip Codava
 

            Under the leadership of Mr. N.U.Nachappa codava ,codava national council delegation met Hon*ble union minister of Tribal affairs Govt of India Mr.Kaanthilal Bhuria on 1st Nov 2010 at Sashtri Bhavan New Delhi and apprised him regarding the inclusion of Codava race under the article 340 and 342 of our constitution of India as an ethnolinguistic national minority tribal group. The minister agreed to recommend the subject in favour of Codavas.Delegation comprised 40 codava and codavathies and he assured us to direct the matter to the chief minister of Karnataka.During the meeting. Mr.Prabhu Dhayal Meena -joint secretory,Minstry of Tribal affaires was also present