The Akhila Kodava Samaj at its annual general body meeting in Virajpet has decided to convene a public meeting to elicit views on the Jamma Bane issue. The Samaja’s President M.C. Monnappa was of the opinion that the State Government should not take any decision in haste.
Monappa felt that the people’s representatives from Kodagu were trying their best to settle the confusions arising over Jamma rights. The Govt. he felt should not take away the special rights and privileges, enjoyed by the Jamma holders. The fight for tree felling rights and Jamma are two different issues, he observed.