POLICE THEN AND NOW --1950 PEOPLE WERE SCARED OF POLICE-2011 POLICE IS SCARED OF PEOPLE

IN 1940 POLICE WAS VERY STRICT UNDER MAHARAJAH'S TRAINING .THE DEWAN SIR C.P. RAMASWAMY IYER WAS ALSO STRICT WITH LAW AND ORDER .UNDER HIM THE POLICE FIRING TOOK PLACE IN PUNNAPPRA -WAYALAR AREA AGAINST PEASANT PROTEST

M.S.P.=MALABAR SPECIAL POLICE 



WAS REAL CRUEL WHEN IT CAME TO DEALING WITH AGITATIONS



THE ONLY PARTY THEN WAS INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS,WHICH WAS IN THE FRONT OF AGITATIONS AGAINST THE CRUEL DEWAN ,CP RAMASWAMI IYER

DEWAN[EQUAL TO CHIEF MINISTER] C.P. RAMASWAMI WITH TRAVANCORE  POLICE



AND AGITATIONS AGAINST BRITISH RULE


THE FIRST MAJOR WORKERS AGITATION TOOK PLACE IN THE 1955 .IT WAS CALLED THE TRANSPORT SAMARAM(AGITATION)



FOR BETTERMENT OF SALARY,BY STATE TRANSPORT WORKERS


THE AGRICULTURAL LABORERS WERE THEN NOT UNIONISED UNDER ANY PARTY;AND THEIR CONDITION WAS IN A PITIABLE STAGE

THE DALITS IN AGRICULTURE ACTIVITY CALLED PULAYAN BY THEIR CASTE NAME WAS IN VERY PITIABLE CONDITION .MANY HAD JUST A SMALL DIRTY,BROWNISH, VERY DIRTY .VERY THIN , HALF MUNDU TO COVER THEIR BODY -.IT COVERED JUST FROM THE KNEE UPTO THE WAIST

AT LEAST BY 1940 THEIR WAS NO" THEENDAL AND THODEEL"AND THEY COULD COME NEAR TO HIGHER CASTE PEOPLE ,AND WALK FREELY ON ROAD WITHOUT GIVING WAY TO THE UPPER CASTE AS BEFORE 1920;WHEN THEY HAD TO KEEP A DISTANCE OF 20 FEET TO 50 FEET FROM THE HIGHER CASTE ;IN ORDER THE HIGHER CASTE WAS NOT "POLLUTED" BY THE PRESENCE OF LOW CASTE PULAYAN .

IN THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY NOT ONLY PULAYAN,PARAYAN AND OTHER "INFERIOR"CASTE ;AS THEY WERE CALLED BY UPPER CASTE BRAHMAN,NAIR AND (EVEN A FEW CHRISTIANS) WERE NOT ALLOWED EDUCATION OR MEDICAL AID OR ANY PITY . 

I HEARD THAT (BUT NOT SEEN IN REAL LIFE IN 1940) THAT PULAYAN ,PARAYAN ETC WERE NOT ALLOWED TO WALK ON ROAD FREELY .THEY WERE ALLOWED TO WALK ON ROAD ONLY IF NO UPPER CASTE PEOPLE WERE USING THE ROAD AT THE SAME TIME .AS I HEARD FROM  ;IF LOWER CASTE PEOPLE USED THE ROAD .THEY HAD TO MAKE A LOUD HOWLING NOISE TO INFORM UPPER CASTE PEOPLE THAT THE LOWER CASTE MAN WAS ON THE ROAD.;AND ON SEEING AN UPPER CASTE MAN COMING NEAR ;THE LOWER CASTE MAN HAD TO GO TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD ;AWAY ;THE PRESCRIBED DISTANE OF 20 FEET OR MORE ;INORDER TO AVOID POLLUTING THE UPPER CASTE MAN.

IN SPITE OF ALL THIS IF THE UPPER CASTE MAN WAS POLLUTED ACCIDENTLY BY THE LOWER CASTE MAN COMING NEAR ;THE UPPER CASTE MAN HAD TO IMMEDIATLY HAVE A BATH IN ORDER TO REMOVE THE POLLUTION!!
Slavery in Kerala



Format:  Hardcover, x+168p., Appendices; Bibliography; Index; 21cm.
Pub. Date:  Jan 1986 , 1st ed.
Publisher:  Mittal Publications



THE LOWER CASTE SUCH AS PULAYA HAD THEIR OWN PRIMITIVE MALAYALAM LANGUAGE ,SOME WHAT SIMILAR TO TULU LANGUAGE OF MANGALORE

                                                            Tribal House


 FOR EXAMPLE CHILD WAS CALLED KIDAVU.LAND LORD WAS CALLED THAMBRAN(MEANS OWNER)IN FACT PULAYAS WERE SLAVES TILL 1850'S WHEN SLAVERY WAS ABOLISHED.THEY COULD BE SOLD AS SLAVE WITH OR WITHOUT THEIR FAMILY AT THAT TIME.THEY HAD NO LAND OF THEIR OWN AND THEY WERE TREATED LIKE ANIMALS

EVEN IN 1940  CAN REMEMBER BEING  CALLED KOCHU THAMBRAN(SMALL LORD).THERE WAS NO WORKERS UNION NEITHER AMONG INDUSTRIAL WORKERS NOR AMONG AGRICULTURAL WORKERS,TILL LEFTIST POLITICAL PARTIES BECAME STRONG IN 1950-55'S


COMMUNIST PARTY WAS NOT EVEN HEARD OF; IN 1950 EXCEPT AS A PARTY WHO WAS FIGHTING AN  ARMED STRUGGLE IN TELENGANA AGAINST STATE GOVERNMENT  ;SAME AS WHAT NAXALS(MAOIST) NOW DO

 WHEN THE FIRST INDUSTRIAL AGITATION UNDER LEFTISTS STARTED ;WORKERS WERE AFRAID OF POLICE VIOLENCE .CAN STILL REMEMBER THE  THEN LEFTIST LEADER T,V THOMAS SHOUTING  LOUDLY :- POLICE NJANGALKKU PULLAANU PULLAANU(WE ARE NOT AFRAID OF POLICE);IN ORDER TO ENCOURAGE THE FRIGHTENED WORKERS



LDF members display the blood-stained clothes of SFI activists who were subjected to police action in Calicut, in front of the Kerala Assembly, in Thiruvananthapuram. They demanded action against the police officer who had used his service revolver to fire at agitating students. The tumultuous events that followed today resulted in the suspension of two LDF members from the Kerala Assembly. File photo:C.Ratheesh kumar
LDF members display the blood-stained clothes of SFI activists who were subjected to police action in Calicut, in front of the Kerala Assembly, in Thiruvananthapuram. They demanded action against the police officer who had used his service revolver to fire at agitating students. The tumultuous events that followed today resulted in the suspension of two LDF members from the Kerala Assembly. File photo:C.Ratheesh kumar


NOW TODAYS MANORAMA NEWS PAPER I READ A VERY INTERESTING NEWS:-POLICE IN CALICUT POLICE STATION ARE AFRAID TO COME OUT OF THE POLICE STATION ;BECAUSE THEY ARE SCARED LEFTIST STUDENTS MY BEAT THEM UP !!
SO IT SEEMS FEW OF THEM WERE SLEEPING IN THE POLICE STATION ITSELF!!
ALL THIS JUST BECAUSE OF  ONE PARTICULAR STUDENT NIRMAL'S ADMISSION !!


WHETHER PARTY WORKERS BELIEVE IN IT OR NOT ;ANOTHER VERDICT AWAITS ANTISOCIAL ELEMENTS;IN THE NEXT WORLD