Whenever the CPM comes to power in Kerala, its greatest undoings are its two troublesome wings, the CITU and DYFI. Kerala has a unique prevalence, hitherto unseen elsewhere in the country, where household goods and furniture can be loaded or unloaded only by a class of workers called ?head-load workers?. The populace bearing the brunt of these highly militant workers, mostly from the CPM'sCITU, is the officials on transfer and those who shift residences. Exorbitant rates are demanded by the head-load workers and those who protest are attacked verbally and physically. The state has also a unique labour law which prevents police form interfering in these issues. It is a joke in Kerala that persons with ?elephant Legs? and ?pregnant ladies? have to give money to CITU men, since, only they have the right to carry weight.
CPM regimes have lost power in Kerala due to the high-arm techniques of the CITU and the agitations of the DYFI which disrupt peaceful living.
Chinnaswamy in a hospital
Hardly 3 weeks in power, the militant arms of the CPM have started asserting their control on Malayalis? daily life and livelihood.
In a glaring, bizarre and shocking incident the right eye of a senior bank official was seriously damaged by militant DYFI men in the heart of capital city of Thiruvanantha-puram. Shri. K. Chinnaswamy, a Dalit from Tamilnadu and a mechanical engineer is working as technical manager of the State Bank of Travancore at its head-quarters in Thiruvananthapuram. His wife who is a ?BP? patient was resting and his sons, three of whom are engineering students were preparing for exams. By around 2 PM two DYFI men came and asked funds for a party programme. Chimmaswamy asked his youngest son to give them Rs 50. The DYFI men started hurling and unparliamentarily abuses on the family. Chinnaswamy took the DYFI men to the gate and asked them what they wanted and what was the programme for which money was sought. He asked so because the CPM men are in the habit of regularly collecting funds using intimidatory and bullying tactics. The DYFI men demanded Rs 2000 and said that if this amount is not given they will have to face serious consequences. When Chinnaswamy, because of his financial difficulties, protested, the DYFI men, pulled his hand, hit him on the mouth and pushed him into the gutter. Hearing the commotion, Chinnaswamy'swife and sons came out. Suddenly two other DYFI men also entered the scene and started attacking the entire family with used tube-lights. Chinnaswamy'sneighbour was a local leader of the CPM. While Chinnaswamy'ssons were trying to contact him, a ten member CITU, DYFI, CPM gang barged into the house and started attacking them again with tube-lights. A DYFI man with a sharp instrument gave a deadly blow to Chinnaswamy'sright eye. As blood started coming out of the battered eye, they left the scene. Soon local residents, colleagues, police etc were alerted and Chinnaswamy was rushed to eye hospital. An emergency operation lasting 2? hours was performed to stop the bleeding, stitch the broken eye and remove the foreign material. Almost ten days in hospital and he is not sure whether he can see through his right eye as images are blurred and hazy. Doctors say that he has to be in hospital for almost a year and a series of operations including transplant may have to he done. The police under CPM'scell rule, tried to water down the case. As protests by bank staff, media mounted they arrested four DYFI men including Subhash who hit Chinnaswamy. The trauma of Chinnaswamy'sfamily is far from over as the family is yet to recover from the shock. Moreover in the retreating attack party workers had looted several household articles like grinder, mixie, Utensils etc. The entire family is now under threat from the local CPM goons who have sworn revenge.
In another glaring incident, the gun-totting sentry of the Attingal Police station in the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram was slapped and pushed down by the political secretary of the Commie Minister Mullakara Ratnakaran. The minister'saide came to the station for seeing the Inspector for releasing an CPM man. Not knowing who he was, the sentry blocked him. The infuriated aide slapped the policeman and pushed him down and also hurled choicest abuses. Fearing punitive action the police have played down the incident.
With bank officials, policemen bearing the brunt of the CPM onslaught, more mercy cannot be expected for the main political opponents such as BJP, RSS, BMS etc. Every CPM rule of five years sees at least 50-100 Sangh Martyrs, and it is only a matter of time before the execution starts.