Nagpur: A massive morcha of the Adivasi Halbas was taken out from Golibar Chowk to Legislative Assembly. Nagpur Youth Congress has supported their fast unto death agitation of Halbas. To press their long pending demands this morcha was organised. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari during the lok Sabha elections had assured the Halba community that the handloom Corporation’s weavers loom which is closed would be started and the Kosti’s are the Halbas, this bill would be tabled in the Parliament but now the union Minister has forgotten.
The angry Halbas had taken out the huge morcha to Legislative Assembly raising slogans against the State and the Union government They raised slogans like “Maharshtra Shasan Murdabad and Halba Ekta Zindabad”. President of Nagpur Youth Congress and Corporator Bunty Baba Shelke and hundreds of Youth Congress workers joined the morcha. They assured to fight for Halba community’s rights.
Adivasi community is economically very backward and the government has not helped them financially. The sub castes issue of Adivasi community’s and castes legality are lying in cold storage. Halba community has decided not to step back, though it has become lonely. The morcha had received support from all quarters. MLA Sunil Kedar also participated in the morcha.
Corporator Ramesh Punekar, Corporator Nitin Sathone, Corporator Zulfikar Bhutto, Ashok Dhapodkar, Motiram Mohadikar, Raj Bokde, Rajendra Thakre, Swapnil Dhoke, Akshay Ghatole, Nitin Gurav, Kunal Jodh, Swapnil Bawankar, Atul Meshram , Dheeraj Dakate and many other Youth Cong workers were present in the morcha.