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Lok Sabha Debates
Need To Include ''Kudumbi'' Tribe Of Kerala In The List Of Scheduled ... on 10 March, 2008

Title: Need to include 'Kudumbi' tribe of Kerala in the list of Scheduled Tribes category. laid.* h   SHRI M.P. VEERENDRA KUMAR (CALICUT): Kudumbis of Kerala known by different names snehas, moopans chetty are descendants of Kudumbi who migrated from Goa in the 16th Century during Portuguese religious persecution. Kudumbis of Goa have since been included in the list of Scheduled Tribes by an amendment bill passed by the Parliament in 2002. Most of the Kudumbis are below poverty line. The literacy percentage of this community which has a population of around 3.5 lakh is below 26 percent whereas the states average literacy is more than 90 percent. None from the community could rise to any reputed position in government service. Earlier, Kudumbis were included in the depressed classes when all the communities coming under depressed classes were included in SC/ST list, Kudumbis some how were left out. State Government of Kerala has recommended as early as 1967 their inclusion in SC/ST list and repeated the same in 1978, 1982. Again on 26 March last year, State Government has recommended to the centre to include Kudumbi in the list of SCs. I, therefore, earnestly urge the government to consider this long pending demand sympathetically and include Kudumbis in the list of STs.                                                                                                                                     … (Interruptions)

MR. SPEAKER : Item Nos. 13 to 18 will be taken up together.  Shri Brahmanda Panda may speak now. … (Interruptions)

अध्यक्ष महोदय : आप लोग अपनी सीट पर जाइये। रेलवे बजट पर हम आ गये हैं और उस पर आप सभी बोलना चाहते हैं। शान से जाकर अपनी सीट पर बैठ जाइये। ...( व्यवधान)

13.32 hrs.   At this stage Shri Ashok Pradhan and some hon’ble Members went back to their seats   … (Interruptions)

MR. SPEAKER:  Only Railway Budget is being discussed.  Shri Brahmanda Panda, please speak on the Railway Budget. … (Interruptions)

अध्यक्ष महोदय: यह क्या हो रहा है?

… (Interruptions)

श्री धर्मेन्द्र प्रधान (देवगढ़) :  ये लोग प्रजातंत्र के दुश्मन हैं।...( व्यवधान)

अध्यक्ष महोदय : आप बैठ जाइये।

...( व्यवधान)

MR. SPEAKER: Shri Pradhan, this is not right.

… (Interruptions)

MR. SPEAKER:  Please do not compel me to take action.  Please take your seats. If you do not take your seat, I will have to take action against you.  I will take action on anybody standing when I am on my legs.  … (Interruptions)

MR. SPEAKER: Will you stop bad habits? Will you kindly take your seats?

… (Interruptions)

MR. SPEAKER: Defiance of the Chair is gross abuse of the House.   It is a gross breach of privilege.   We are tolerating too much sitting in the Chair.  You are making mockery of everything. All sections of the House are guilty.  Please introspect.  Where are we taking this country to? A serious incident has happened and everybody has condemned it.  Cannot that be raised in the House in a proper manner?   I am obliged to most of the leaders.  They have spoken with a great sense of responsibility. … (Interruptions)

MR. SPEAKER:  Do not make commentaries on Speaker’s observations.  You should learn all these things.   Take the matter seriously.  Every party has its own viewpoint.  If they want to do it according to rules, they are entitled to do it.   But I am only saying to raise the basic issue that is before the House.  Many leaders have raised it.  Kumari Mamata Banerjee and Shri Prabhunath Singh have raised it.  Prof.  Malhotra has also raised it.  He has controlled himself very well today.  I compliment him for it. … (Interruptions)

SHRI GURUDAS DASGUPTA (PANSKURA):  Sir, they have not listened to us. … (Interruptions)

अध्यक्ष महोदय : ठीक है, छोड़िये।

                                                                        ...( व्यवधान)

MR. SPEAKER: I am trying to settle the issue. I am appealing to all of you not to come to the well of the House. … (Interruptions)

अध्यक्ष महोदय :  आप ऐसा मत बोलिये।  This is not to be recorded.

...( व्यवधान) *     * Not recorded.

MR. SPEAKER: If I do not allow you to speak, then you can say something. Please do not come to the well of t[MSOffice13] he House. Please do not come to the well of the House. We are almost at the fag end of the 14th Lok Sabha. आपको मालूम है, आप ही तो कहते हैं। हमें तो चले जाना है। Do not force me to take any unpleasant step, which I do not want to take.  Shrimati Sumitra Mahajan also shares my agony. I am very much thankful.  The hon. Minister also responded.  It was for him to respond.  I did not compel him to respond.  What he said is that according to law action will be taken. …( व्यवधान)

अध्यक्ष महोदय : मि. प्रधान, आज आप बहुत गुस्से में हैं। आपको यह शोभा नहीं देता है। आप दो नम्बर बैंच पर बैठते हैं और सबसे अधिक शोर करते हैं, यह आपको शोभा नहीं देता है। किरण जी, आप भी जो करती हैं, यह भी अच्छा नहीं है। यह आपको शोभा नहीं देता है। …( व्यवधान)

MR. SPEAKER: Tell me why matters are raised in the House.  The matters are raised in the House because the country would know.  The Government is there.  The parties should know each other’s view point.  Otherwise, it should be decided on the streets.  It is being raised in the House because there may be a solution found.  … (Interruptions)

MR. SPEAKER: Therefore, let us show a little respect to the House, to the democratic way of functioning.  I am thankful to everybody for the cooperation. Now, we are going to discuss the Railway Budget. Almost every hon. Member is interested in speaking.  It is an important debate.