Conflict over land use between upper caste people and Dalits in Vallurupalem

Reported by

Rahul Maganti

Published on

January 27, 2017

January 27, 2017

Updated on

January 27, 2017

Location of Conflict

Vallurupalem

Krishna

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Caste-based Conflict

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People Affected by Conflict

1920

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

405

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Starting Year

2016

State

Andhra Pradesh

Sector

Land Use

Sometime in early 2000s, people of Kamma community encroached about 1000 acres of land on the bed of River Krishna in Vallurupalem village in Thotlavalluru mandal of Krishna District. They started growing commercial crops on the land. The same land was was being farmed by Dalit families since 1970s but the people of Kamma community forcefully restricted their access. Dalits who live in the same village cannot even use the lands for grazing purposes. They are forced to work as agricultural labourer now. People of Kamma community have also given parts of the encroached land on lease. The Dalit families are fighting back to regain access to these lands. They are supported by mass organisations including All India Agricultural Workers Union. Dalits have submitted representations and memorandums to local officials and politicians, and are threatening to take direct possession of their land if the government fails to distribute the land to Dalits soon.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

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Other Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Region Classification

Type of Land

Common

Type of Common Land

Non-Forest (Grazing Land), Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

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Whether claims/objections were made as per procedure in the relevant statute

What was the claim(s)/objection(s) raised by the community? What was the decision of the concerned government department?

Legal Processes and Loopholes Enabling the Conflict:

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Communities/Local Organisations in the Conflict:

CPI(M), All India Agricultural Workers Union , Kula Vivaksha Porata Sangham

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