K M Dayashankar
KARIMNAGAR: Rich tributes were paid to Chakali Ilamma, the valiant fighter of the historical Telangana Peasants armed struggle of 1946-51, on her 36th death anniversary, by garlanding her statue in Karimnagar town on Friday.
CPM district secretary Geetla Mukund Reddy participated in the programme and paid homage to the statue of Ilamma along with the party leaders Edla Ramesh, Shanigarapu Rajnikanth, Punnam Ravi, Gajjela Srikanth, Naresh Patel, Pullela Mallaiah, Rajesham, Tirumalaiah, Prabhakar Reddy, Aravind, Ch Srinivas, Vasu Deva Reddy and others.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Mukund Reddy said that Ilamma was a fearless warrior, who mobilised the oppressed people mainly farmers and labourers and other masses, during the valiant armed struggle against the feudal forces. He said that she was an inspiration to the next generations to wage mass movements against oppression, exploitation and injustices.
Stating that the CPM had decided to organise various programmes to commemorate the Armed struggle till the Telangana Liberation day celebrations on September 17, he said that they would crusade against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s three ‘black farm bills’ viz the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, the Essential Commodities (Amendment), Act and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act. He said that they would also launch agitations against the TRS government in the Telangana state for its anti-people policies.