Shri Rahul Gandhi,
President of the Indian National Congress,
24, Akbar Road, New Delhi 110 011, INDIA
Vadderas of AP and Telangana.
Respected Rahul Gandhi garu,
Subject: Request President of the Indian National Congress, to support the downtrodden Telugu Vaddera navvy tribe’s, just, 43-year-old ST demand and lend your party’s help in the required constitutional process to join the Vadderas into ST list
We the Vadderas, known by different names in different regions of India, are hardworking navvies tribesmen. We have built the Modern India with our sweat and blood.
Branding us as Criminal Tribes (CT) during British Raj is the beginning of Social Stigma and Exploitation for ours Tribe. Despite changing the name to DNT in 1952, lack of help under this category, has ruined our Socially Prejudiced Tribe furthermore, in all walks of life.
The 1976 SC/ST Act recognised Vaddera related castes as SC/STs in many states of India. Same act has recognised other DNTs in united Andhra Pradesh as STs but failed to include Vadderas in STs. This left our tribes as BCs in both Telugu States, till date.
As none of the others in Reserved Categories, suffer from our harsh navvies occupation related mortal and morbid dangers, sops provided under BC are no match for our woes. Thus, we are entangled in irrecoverable web of Social Problems resulting from this deadly occupation. Due to this mismatch, we are so backward in Education, Economy, Employment and Political spheres that we even became soft targets in many Social Atrocities.
The only solution for our upliftment, is placing us in ST list, which we completely deserve, and which can give us access to constitutionally assured resources including Educational, Professional, Political reservations plus Protection against Atrocities.
Hence, we Telugu Vadderas, request the President of the Indian National Congress to support the downtrodden Telugu Vaddera navvy tribe’s, just, 43-year-old ST demand and lend your party’s help in the required constitutional process to join the Telugu Vadderas into ST list.
Vadderas of AP and TS
NOTE: PFA list(s) containing Name, Phone Numbers and Signatures of Telugu Vadderas
*Rahulji’s ST promise to Vadderas Youtube link https://youtu.be/8-v-8_8xNc8 (Please watch between 55:45 and 56:30)