Watch | Why is the Hakki Pikki tribal group sad with the land given to them?
On August 2023, 114 tribal individuals from the Hakki Pikki tribal group in Karnataka acquired title deeds to the land they’d been cultivating for a couple of century. The colony for the nomadic tribe is positioned on the sting of the Bannerghatta National Park (BNP), about 36 km from Bengaluru.
The Hakki Pikkis are historically a semi-nomadic tribe of fowl catchers and hunters, who settled down in a number of components of Karnataka.
In the final 20 years the group left fowl catching and looking, and have began to arrange conventional medicines, particularly hair oils. The settlement on the sting of the Bannerghatta National Park has each Hakki Pikki and Iruliga tribals staying right here.
In 1962, the Government of Karnataka allotted 350 acres of land for them to maintain themselves by means of agriculture. But for the longest time, the Forest Department claimed that the tribes had been encroachers.
In 1974, the Bannerghatta wooded space was declared as a National Park. This led to the criminalisation of those communities residing on the perimeters of the forest.
The Hindu visited the settlement of round 270 households, and spoke to them concerning the points they’ve with the title deeds which they’ve obtained from the Karnataka authorities.
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Reporting: KV Aditya Bharadwaj
Production and movies: Ravichandran N.
Photos: Okay. Bhagya Prakash
Voiceover: Nalme Nachiyar
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