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Adivasis in Adilabad continue to boycott Lambada teachers

Hyderabad: Adivasis are continuing to boycott lambada teachers in their villages, intensifying their stir against inclusion of the latter community in the list of Scheduled Tribes. Consequently, the ongoing clashes between the two groups seems to have no end. Heartland of tribals, Utnoor, has been witnessing protests and counter protests by these two sections for the past few weeks.

In the latest instance, Adivasis resolved to boycott teachers belonging to Banjara or Lambada community when they turn up for discharging duties at government schools on Friday. The move is irking Lambadas as the institutions are situated in hamlets and villages, predominantly inhabited by the adivasis. It is sometimes causing violent incidents in these habitations.  

Already, the ethnic tribes had refused to allow the Lambada teachers to attend their duties at a school in Marlavai village of Jainoor mandal in Kumram Bheem Asifabad district in the first week of November. Then, villagers of Khathiguda in Sirpur (U) mandal of the same district gave a letter to nine Lambada contract teachers and workers of a local Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, asking them not to return to the institution.

“We are forced to reject the teachers as they are showing discrimination towards our children. They are not treating kids properly. Some of them are abusing the pupils belonging to Adivasis. Moreover, they are snatching posts of the teachers reserved to Scheduled Tribes, following poor education among ethnic tribes,” alleged a tribal leader, not willing to be quoted.    

However, the ostracizing is annoying the teacher community. The Lambada teachers are taking streets, demanding authorities concerned to take steps help rendering services and to provide security. They argue that the incidents of boycott were dampening their spirit. They say that they would intensify protests until they are allowed to freely attend duties.

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