CNC to approach UN for Kodava autonomous region
The Codava National Council (CNC) headed by N.U. Nachappa on Friday passed a resolution to take their demand for autonomous status for Kodava region in Karnataka to the United Nations if the Karnataka Government failed to concede to their long-standing demand.
Addressing the Codava National Day at the Gandhi Maidan at Madikeri to mark the 17th year of the movement, he reiterated that the Council would continue its peaceful struggle for creation of a Kodava autonomous region by merging the erstwhile 45 ‘nads’ (nad is a group of villages) in Kodagu.
Mr. Nachappa regretted that the movement for autonomous status was being dubbed as anti-Kannada.
Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council (DGHC) leader Dawa Pakrin attended the function.
Mr. Nachappa noted the CNC would not settle for anything less than conferring special status to Kodagu in consistent with Article 370 (Jammu and Kashmir) and Article 371 (North-Eastern States).
The CNC has decided to oppose any move to make Virajpet Constituency in Kodagu a scheduled area for tribal people based on the Dilip Singh Bhuria Committee report.