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Community in news: Devendra Kula Vellalar 

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  • February 17, 2021
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Community in news: Devendra Kula Vellalar 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – I – Society

In news

  • Devendra Kula Vellalar community was in news recently. 
  • The media has reported about its delisting from Scheduled Castes which is misinformation according to the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. 

Key takeaways 

  • The Ministry has stated that the Cabinet has approved for categorizing 7 SC communities into Devendra Kula Vellalar.
  • A Bill for categorizing these communities under the SC list is already introduced in the Lok Sabha.

Do you know? 

  • The Pallar, who prefers to be called Mallar, is a Tamil sub-caste of Peasant found in Tamil Nadu.
  • Community members refer to themselves as Devendra Kula Vellalar (DKV), a name reflecting that they were created by the god Devendra.

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