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Full text of "The Ethnology Of Beda Badaga Jangam Caste In Andhra Pradesh"

R.Venkateswarlu                                                       Petitioner

and

Director of Postal Services,

Andhra Pradesh, Southern Region,

Kurnool and two others.                                       Respondents

COUNTER AFFIDAVIT ON BEHALF OF RESPONDENTS 1 & 2

I, N.N.Chari son of Late Sri Sundararajan Ayyangar aged
about 55 years, Assistant Post Master General (Staff in the office
of Post Master General, Hyderabad) do hereby solemnly affirm
and state as follows:

1.      I am the AsstPost Master General (Staff), in the office of
the Post Master General, Andhra Pradesh Circle, Hyderabad and
I am fully acquainted with the facts of the case. I am authorised to
file .this counter affidavit on behalf of the Respondents 1 and 2.

2.      I deny all the allegations in the affidavit of the petitioner,
which are not expressly admitted herein and I beg to submit that
the allegations contained therein do not disclose any valid or sub-
stantial ground for the issue of a writ as prayed for.

3.      The averments in para 1 are only formal and do not call for
any reply.

4.      With regard to the allegations in para 2 of the petitioner's
affidavit I submit that the petitioner joined as Postal Assistant,
Mahaboobnagar Dividion on 16-1-1958 showing his caste as
Jangam which is treated as "Other Community. The Ethnology of
Mala jangams does not in any way support the petitioner's con-
tention that he beongs to Scheduled Caste Community.

5.      With regard to the averment in para 3 of the petitioner's
affidavit 1 submit that in the petitioner's S.S.L.C. Register, his caste
has shown as "Jangam" only. The petitioner hails from Addanki

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