India hates untouchability and abolished considering it as social crime and sin. Dalits have touched the peak in all levels. Nomads are enlisted in Backward Class and Most Backward Class categories, just for paper documentation. No preference or no reservation is given yet. The common public and the Police department are viewing the nomads in inferior focus always as they are always wandering from one place to the other. And also if any culprit is not caught in time, they find easy to inquire nomads. Nomads install temporary tents near railways stations, free or unoccupied locations without giving any obstacles to the public. But immediately the public report this matter to the police or municipality. They will immediately remove the tents and throw them away. Police department finds easy accessibility to call the nomads if any suspicion arises and keep them in custody for inquiry. They never starve for food as they are sincere and hard workers. They are no way tended to loot anything at any cause. This is one of the curses they are blessed with due to no proper council is in action to support them just by treating them as human beings.
Social and Cultural Conditions
Most of these communities do not know their caste itself but they claimed some community titles without having documentary evidences for proving their origin if their community, they are helpless to add in the scheduled tribes. By speaking Telugu, Kannada, Marathi and hindi, they are not able to strongly claim a common caste for all of them. A report on community tribal status prepared by Jakkaparthasarathy, Director of Tribal Research Centre, Ooty described some strong tribal natures found in all the communities.
- Seminomadism and migration to plains
- Relationship with forest wild life mountains as hunters
- Exogamus divisions and clan exogamy
- Feeling Shyness with outside strangers
- Typical life cycle rituals with tribal rituals
- Economic adaptability with knowledge skills
- Mechanism of social control – forums of rewards and punishments
- Disposal of dead and ancestral worship
- Community Solidarity and Cooperation
- Rigidity towards change