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New Indian Express / 10th Novemeber 2009 / Chennai Edition / Page 6

SC asks TN to consider Kilvisharam panchayat de-merger
Express News Service, New Delhi, November 9
THE Supreme Court on Monday directed the Tamil Nadu government to consider within three months the representations filed by Kilvisharam villagers for the de-merger of their panchayat from the Melvisharam panchayat of Vellore district and forward the same to the Governor to act upon.
A Bench comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justice P Sathasivam also directed the State to communicate the same to Dr Subramanian Swamy, respondent in the case.
The main issue involved is that Kilvisharam was a separate village till 1996 with its own panchayat and that it consisted almost entirely of Hindu Adi Dravidar agriculturists, whose major crop was betel leaf.
In 1996, at the urging of the neighbouring village of Melvisharam, the two villages of Melvisharam and Kilvisharam were merged to form the Melvisharam panchayt. Melvisharam is a much larger community and constitutes 17 wards while Kilvisharam constitutes only four wards. And Melvisharam is a predominantly Muslim majority area whereas Kilvisharam is rural and Hindu, it was averred.
The economy of Melvisharam is dominated by a group of wealthy Urdu-speaking Muslim industrialists and it is largely based on tanneries. After the merger, the water sources of Kilvisharam area were polluted by the tanneries and had the effect of ruining the Kilvisharam betel leaf economy.
The elected panchayat had all Muslim functionaries and the inhabitants of the four minority wards were denied their fair share of administrative and developmental facilities to such an extent that even drinking water and garbage collection facilities became almost absent in these wards, it was submitted.
It was alleged that when this problem was brought to the notice of the functionaries of the panchayat, they suggested that the inhabitants of Kilvisharam wards convert themselves to Islam. Thus, they were discriminated against on grounds of religion, a violation of Article 15 (1) of the Constitution.
Dr Subramanian Swamy told the Bench that the State government had filed the Special Leave Petition with 431 days delay and the delay condonation petition should be argued first and dismissed. However, the Bench went ahead and heard M N Rao, appearing for Tamil Nadu.
Dr Swamy told the Bench that the Special Leave Petition filed by the State of Tamil Nadu was totally misconceived and the State Government should forward the representations to the Governor for him to act upon.

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  1. Tamizhchelvan Says:

    It is unfortunate that Mohammedans try to establish their communal and fundamental state within India, that is declared as “secular”!

    They have already broke India and created Pakistan, but they could not keep it undivided!

    Yes, the Pakistan created based on “Islam” also known as “peace” (as claimed by the Mohammedans) divided into two pieces – Pakistan and Bangladesh!

    Why “peacxe” could not keep them together?

    But now, within India, secular India, they have been bombing, killing and making innocent people into “pieces”!


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