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Don’t wear Kodava traditional dresses for political events
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Don’t wear Kodava traditional dresses for political events

December 30, 2021

Akhila Kodava Samaja appeals not to trivialise tradition to appease politicians Madikeri: The Akhila Kodava Samaja has unanimously decided not to use the Kodava traditional dresses to appease any political party and not wear it to any event that is political or have any connection to politics. Samaja President Mathanda Monnappa had recently issued a…

Give Backward Class status to Kodavas: High Court to State Govt.
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Give Backward Class status to Kodavas: High Court to State Govt.

December 15, 2021

Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court (HC) has directed the State Government to accept the recommendation given by the Karnataka State Commission for Backward Classes in 2010, which recommended certain benefits of reservation be extended to Kodava community. It directed the Government to accept the recommendations made by the Commission to use words “Kodava,” “Kodavaru” instead…

Preserving Kodava culture: New website Kodavas.in launched
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Preserving Kodava culture: New website Kodavas.in launched

November 13, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: Bengaluru-based Freelance Journalist and author P.T. Bopanna has launched his new website www.kodavas.in, featuring the unique culture of the Kodavas (Coorgs) who belong to Kodagu district. Speaking to Star of Mysore, Bopanna, who put together his first website www.coorgtourism.com way back in 2005 and owns five more websites, said, “My main intention of starting…

‘KSTRI study of Kodava tribe an eye-wash’
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‘KSTRI study of Kodava tribe an eye-wash’

September 29, 2021

Codava National Council demands another meticulous ethnographic study   Mysore/Mysuru: Codava National Council (CNC) led by its President Nandineravanda U. Nachappa has urged the State Government to issue a fresh order to conduct a comprehensive and meticulous ethnographic study on Kodava tribe with ‘Emic’ approach with judicious perspective. Addressing a press conference at Pathrakarthara Bhavan in…

Gun licence exemption to Kodavas: High Court upholds Centre’s decision; dismisses PIL
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Gun licence exemption to Kodavas: High Court upholds Centre’s decision; dismisses PIL

September 22, 2021

Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court (HC) has upheld the Centre’s decision to continue the British-era rule of exempting Kodavas and land holders in Kodagu district from obtaining licence for firearms such as pistols, revolvers and double-barrelled shotguns. The Court has dismissed the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed in this regard. Delivering a judgement on the…

‘Only rightful Constitutional recognition can save Kodavas’
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‘Only rightful Constitutional recognition can save Kodavas’

August 22, 2021

Senior Congress leader B.K. Hariprasad speaks at CNC seminar Madikeri: Kodavas have been agitating for over two decades seeking the grant of their Constitutionally-guaranteed rights and only these rights and privileges can guarantee the survival of this rare community, opined MLC and senior Congress leader B.K. Hariprasad.  He was addressing a seminar on Kodava rights,…

Indian Arms Act exemption: Four Kodava organisations implead themselves in PIL
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Indian Arms Act exemption: Four Kodava organisations implead themselves in PIL

August 12, 2021

Bengaluru: Federation of Kodava Samajas, Balugodu, Kodava Samaja Bengaluru (KSB), Codava National Council (CNC) and United Kodava Organisation (UKO) filed an Interlocutory Application (IA) urging the Karnataka High Court to consider them as respondents in the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed with regard to gun licence exemption to Kodavas.  The PIL has been filed by…

PIL questions gun licence exemption extension to Kodavas
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PIL questions gun licence exemption extension to Kodavas

July 9, 2021

Bengaluru: A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Karnataka High Court (HC) challenging the Centre’s decision to continue the British-era rule of exempting Kodavas and Jamma land holders in Kodagu district from obtaining licence for firearms such as pistols, revolvers and double-barrelled shotguns till 2029. On Oct.19, 2019, the Union Ministry of…

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