Committee to examine demand of minority status for Lingayats on January 6

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The seven-member committee to examine the demand Lingayats for minority status will have its first meeting on January 6. Headed by H N Nagmohan Das, a retired high court judge, it also consists of C S Dwarakanath, former chairman of the Karnataka Backward Classes Commission, political scientist Muzaffar Assadi, Purushottam Bilimale, head of the Kannada chair at JNU; S G Siddaramaiah, chairman, Kannada Development Authority, and journalist Sarjoo Katkar.

The panel will give its report within four weeks to the Karnataka State Minorities Commission (KSMC). The committee will study the five representations received by KSMC — three demand separate minority religion for Lingayats, one argues the community members are Hindus and the other by the

First Published: Dec 31 2017 | 10:22 PM IST

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