Two Communists killed in Clash in
Trivandrum, August 5.
Two Communist workers
died on the spot as a result of a clash between I.N.T.U.C.
and Communist workers in Edamalai Estate at Vandiperiyar
in High Ranges yesterday.
The workers died due to stabbing injuries, according to
official information here. A few I.N.T.U.C. workers are
also reported to have sustained injuries.
A ministerial spokesman said to-day that Government had
been receiving complaints of Congress and I.N.T.U.C. workers
indulging in violence in the plantation areas against
Communist workers. Police have been posted in the troubled
A Press release issued by Government said that the clash
occurred after a meeting held by I.N.T.U.C. group to protest
against the Kerala Education Bill. The I.N.T.U.C. leader,
Thankappan, and eight others have been arrested. Seven
persons who were injured have been admitted in hospital.
The situation was brought under control by the Police.
(The Indian Express – 16th August 1957.)