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STORY OF A COMRADE.

Posted by ajadhind on September 18, 2006

  • Ramesh alias Shivakumar.
  • s/o Babaiah.
  • Two sisters , two brothers.
  • B.A graduate.

Year 1989: – Shivakumar went to visit villages of Raichur district. He went with a group in a programme called ‘hallige nadeyiri'[walk to villages] where he saw the problems of poor people and how they were harrased by the landlords. He came in contact with Saket rajan.
Year 1993-1995: – With a group of youth with similar principles Shivakumar reached the border villages to organize people to fight for their justice. Their he called himself as RAMESH. Within 5-6 years , by his hard work and sincerity he became one of the important leaders of the peoples war group.
Death land ruled by landlords!!:-
Yapaladinni, Jegarakallu, Aathkooru, Korthagundha, Vaddepalli, Dongarapura, Palavnadoddi, Pothagallu, Appanadoddi, Naganadoddi, Ganjalli, Madidoddi– team lead by Ramesh visited these villages. Leave education and standard of living you can’t call them humans after seeing their way of living.
LANDLORDS:- They owned 50-100 acres of dry land. In addition to that they had link with police and political system. With their help they were dictators in their ares. Siddanagouda of Aathkooru, Lingappa from Jegarakallu, Harisavkara, Sannappareddy , Thimmareddy ……………… ……………… and many more dictators ruled these areas. If you have watched the Andhra movies about Telangana and rayal seema areas you will see the heights of violence, the real facts in these villages were more than that.

Narasimha gouda of Appanadoddi village–> no one should put a towel on their shoulders in front of gouda, if any one dies in goudas family whole village should compulsorily cry for some great?? man died in the family, without gouda’s permmission no one should marry, shouldn’t buy land . Above all these when his sexual desires increases woman from labour section should share her bed with him.
When Ramesh and his teammates visited the villages this was its condition. No court – no police – no government!!!! -> one and all dictator were landlords. peoples war group was the backbone for ramesh. He organized people first to demand the government to get their fundamental rights . Then ramesh ‘ s teams aim was to stop the harrassment by landlords.
Police station instead of education:- This is what the government did. It involved with the landlords and started a police station in Yapaladinni with thge only aim to arrest members of PWG. Ramesh went underground . He worked hard with his fellowmen to make Naxalism strong in Karnataka. Saket rajan who was incharge of affairs of PWG in karnataka was with him.
Blood flood:- Areas where there is a difficulty to get even drinking water filled with blood after the opening of police station. Violence from landlords, police restriction made most of the villagers to suppo9rt naxalism. by this time Ramesh started ‘praja panchaythi’ [ court where villagers participate in judgement] . Even Zilla Panchayat members came to these people’s court . Most of the landlords afraid from the popularity of naxals went away to Raichur.
Aathkoor’s landlord Siddana gouda borrowed some rowdies and goondas from Andhra, above this he used to travel in police jeep of Yapaladinni S.I. Budreppa, labourer of Aathkoor joined ‘raitha kooli sangha’ [ Agriculture labours association] which had links with PWG. Siddanagouda killed Budreppa. According to people’s courts judgement gouda was killed in 1999 june 19.
Abduction of rijwana begam:- Naxalites solved a dispute in which Ismail from Korthanagondha village was involved. Ismail’s daughter Rijwana got attracted towards naxal movement. Rijwa’s brother Khaja needed help from naxals but he didn’t wanted her sister to be a naxal. but Rijwa who had support from her father left home and joined naxal movement. khaja lodged a complaint against ramesh, the naxal leader stating that Ramesh has abducted his sister. many naxals got arrested ; but not ramesh. At last Rijwa herself appeared in high court and said that she not kidnapped. It is said that now she is an active member in the naxal squad of western ghats.
Ramesh arrested!!: – Police department were scared of the popularity of naxals . They intensified their attacks. They killed Bhaskar in a fake encounter in front of his wife Suma. Ramesh was also present during the incident but he managed to escape.
To organise the naxal movement the border areas had the benefit of getting support from the naxals of Andhra. But the police forces of both the states joined together to destroy the naxal movement. The most common problem for the naxals was they didn’t get a suitable place to hide in times of attacks because the areas were dry and flat. They decided to stop their activities for some time in those region and the camps shifted to ghats. Ramesh’s wife Parvathi reached malnad[ she was killed in an encounter].
May 2, 2001:- Ramesh with his mates Gopal and Manohar were waiting for a bus in Mehboobnagar of andhra pradesh. They didn’t get the bus for a long time. They asked lift from other vehicles but none of them stopped. After a while a jeep stopped and took them. When jeep started they came to know that the jeep was of police dept. and all were without uniform, in mafthi. Police doubted ramesh and his mates, they checked theri bags where they got pomphlets , books of revolution . Police took them to station and started interrogation. then police came to know that it was RAMESH, THE NAXALITE . They planned to kill him in the name of encounter but Ramesh’s arrest came in newspapers.

  • 19 cases filed against him.
  • Most of them were fake.
  • 5 years imprisonement was the punishment given to him.
  • he fought against the inequality , corruption , food adulteration, harrassment of prisoners in jail. he was not depressed in jail. he is an inborn fighter, jail environment never stopped him.
  • Even the court praised Ramesh’s attitude and behaviour in jail.
  • every time when he came to court-> MAOIST PARTY ZINDABAD” ” NAXALISM ZINDABAD” were the slogans which echoed in court room.
  • RAMESH RELEASED ON JULY 22, 2006.

[SOURCES :- UNKNOWN REPORTERS OF VARIOUS NEWSPAPERS]

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One Response to “STORY OF A COMRADE.”

  1. Anonymous said

    thank you comrade that was excellent
    I am publishing it on the website.

    Do you have a picture ?

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