Upper caste Kamma community encroach Dalit land in Tellagatla village of Prakasham

Reported by

Rahul Maganti

Published on

January 25, 2017

January 25, 2017

Updated on

January 25, 2017

Location of Conflict

Tellagatla, Pullalacheruvu mandal

Prakasam

This is A Schedule Five District

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Caste-based Conflict

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People Affected by Conflict

336

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

43

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Starting Year

2006

State

Andhra Pradesh

Sector

Land Use

In 1999, a minister belonging to the dominant Kamma community along with his followers bought 106 acres of land that was given to 70 Dalit families during land reforms. People from the upper caste Kamma community had allegedly taken some of that land fraudulently and some at throwaway prices. The minster and his followers started cultivating Sababul crop. But in 2006 the government stripped them of their land under AP Assigned Land (Prohibition of Transfers) Act that says that the lands assigned to Dalits cannot be sold or bought. Since 2006 to 2014, the land was empty. Dailt families worked as agricultural labourers in nearby villages during that period. When Dalits occupied the lands in 2014 by plotting red flags after a prolonged political movement, the minister and his followers are again using their political clout to get these lands into their name. Dalits are protesting by organizing themselves and taking help from other Dalit organisations.

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Type of Land

Common

Type of Common Land

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

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Communities/Local Organisations in the Conflict:

Kula Vivaksha Porata Sangham, Andhra Pradesh Agricultural Workers Union, CPI(M)

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