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Lambadi-Adivasi rift widens to grave proportions in Telangana, state apathy risks worsening tribal conflict

The conflict between Lambadis and Adivasis in Telangana is assuming grave proportions. Several Adivasi organisations have banned officials, including teachers belonging to the Lambadi (Nayak) community, from entering Adivasi villages, declaring them self-ruled. The government and political parties have been impassive towards resolving the issue, fearing the loss of either vote bank.

Adivasis have been demanding the exclusion of Lambadis from tribal reservations. Their main contention is that Lambadis disproportionately benefit from education and employment reservations and government schemes meant for tribals. The two Telugu states are already witnessing struggle for categorisation of scheduled caste as Madigas express similar apprehensions that Malas are walking away with the benefits of reservations.

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