by the RSS organiser also about the attacks on Swayamsevaks by Marxists in other parts of the District.
The incidents in this district are too many to be cited in a booklet of this size. Both RSS and BMS are very strong there. BMS has the largest membership compared to other Trade Union organisation. We only give below a very general resume of some of the incidents in each Taluq for the purposes of recording here.
25.11.87. Student of BSc class attacked by DYFI. 23.11.87 ABVP worker of S.N. College attacked by DYFI. 6.12.87 Manikuttan beaten and left on the road in an unconscious state by DYFI. When some people offered to take the boy to the Hospital, they were also chased away. He could be taken for treatment only after half-an-hour.
Young boys of a shakha in Punalur beaten up and the flag torn up. 18.2.88. Taluq Karyalaya attacked and ransacked. It must be mentioned here that Sri. Durgadas aged 22, Taluq pracharak was murdered by SFI workers when he went to the NSS college at Nilamel on July 21, 1981.
16.12.1988. Jayan, a rubber-tapping worker of BMS plantation Union at Kadackal was attacked and killed when he was witnessing a temple festive!. The culprit, a DYFI worker was caught by other people at the temple and handed over to the police. But within minutes, fifty marxists under the leadership of two Panchayat Presidents who were camping in a nearly place, came to the temple and focibly took away the culprit from the hands of the Police! Even after ten months, nobody has been arrested in this case.
There are also reports of combined DYFI-S.F.I. attacks on ABVP workers in two colleges in this Taluq. RANNI TALUQ
When BMS plantation workers' Union kept away from a strike organised by the CITU and AITUC, they were attacked many time. One Raghunathan. convenoi of the Union in one estate found that the CITU marauders had spoiled the rubber trees in his own house. It is common knowledge that a marxist leader of Chittar rules the taluq from inside the Police Stations! His main work from 16