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Kodava community

Posted on : 29 Jan 2020

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  • The Kodavas are considered a patrilineal ethno-lingual tribe from the region of Kodagu, (in Karnataka state of southern India
  • The Centre has decided to continue a British-era rule of exempting the Kodavas of Coorg, a well-known martial community in Karnataka, from obtaining licence for firearms such as pistols, revolvers and double-barrelled shotguns.
  • The Kodavas worship weapons during the 'Kailpodh' festival and the decision has been taken considering the cultural and religious sensitivities of the community that belongs to the Coorg region of the state. 
  • The exemption has been given for a tenure of 10 years, till 2029. 
  • The central government has provided the exemption in the Rules issued under the Arms Act 
  • The Kodavas are the only community in the country who are exempted from obtaining arm licenses 
  • They are land-owning agriculturists with martial customs. They practice family exogamy and caste endogamy

Article Related Questions

  1. Which of the following statements is/are correct with regard to the kodava community?
    1.They are land-owning agriculturists with martial customs.
    2.The Kodavas are considered a patrilineal ethno-lingual tribe of Kerela.
    3. Kodavus are the only people in India permitted to carry firearms without a license.
    Select the correct answer using the code given below

  2. 1.1 only

    2.1 and 2 only

    3.1 and 3 only

    4.1, 2 and 3

    Right Ans : 1 and 3 only

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