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

Natural Justice and also Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution of
India and .... the consequential direction to the respondent to
issue Caste Certificate to the petitioners children, as prayer in
accordance with law as laid down by the Supreme Court.
Counsel for the Petitioner         :         Mr.C.V.Mohan Reddy &
Counsel for the Respondent      :         S.Srinivasa Reddy,
Respondent                            :        G.P. for Revenue
The Court at the stage of admission made the following
ORDER:
ORAL ORDER:
This writ petition is filed seeking for a declaration that the
Memo.in R.Dis. No.2021/95 dated 20.6.1995 is null and void, and
consequently direct the respondent to consider the claim of the
petitioners for issuance of social status certificates in accordance
with law.
Both the petitioners are related and they belong to Beda
Jangam Community. In fact, the second petitioner's father was
recognized as Beda jangam even while he was studying in High
School during the years 1914 to 1920. The School Leaving Cer-
tificate of the second petitioner's father clearly shows this and his
caste was described as Beda Jangam. The second petitioner was
also shown as Scheduled Caste (Jangam) without mentioning as
Beda jangam specifically in his school record. In order to estab-
lish that they beong to Beda Jangam Community, they have also
filed certificates issued by Peetadhipati, who administers Deeksha
to the community members. In spite of this evidence, the respond-
ent has simply rejected the claim of the petitioners without apply-
ing his mind by his proceedings dated 20.6.1995.
Sri S.Venkata Reddy, the learned Senior Advocate appear-
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