Community in news: Devendra Kula Vellalar
Part of: GS Prelims and GS – I – Society
- 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.
- 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.