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KARNATAKA- Land Reforms in Bantwal

of the violence unleashed by the police in collusion with the BCCL bureaucrats. The CKU is a militant organisation and its leader and cadres are a nightmare for the BCCL bureaucrats. That is why the various associations of BCCL officers and managers so frequently raise a hue and cry over the activities of CKU. In May the Coalmine Officers Association and Managers Association had conferred with the Bihar chief minister, Ram Sunder Das, and compalined that the "main source of trouble'' in Dhanbad coalfield was A K Roy and that his union, CKU was attacking officers and managers and also inciting the villagers. A month earlier there had been a discussion between the Coalmine Officers Association and trade unions supposedly to check the 'deteriorating law and order situation'. The meeting which was attended by all the trade unions

KARNATAKA-Implementation of Land Reforms-Problems and Prospects

 KARNATAKA Implementation of Land Reforms Problems and Prospects S X James Melchior MERAMAJAL PEOPLE'S MOVE- MENT (MPM) in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka has been attempting to organise and educate tenants on their due rights under the Karnataka Land Reforms Act. In the course of these efforts at education and organisation, the movement has been subjected to landlord and police violence and on March 15, 1978 the leadership narrowly escaped an attempt at broad daylight murder. Paradoxically, the very same establishment that promul- gat the Karnataka Land Reforms Andhras as also attempted to suppress the tenant movement in Meramajal and other hamlets in coastal Karnataka. Therefore, what is to be the vehicle for the actual implementation of agrarian reforms?
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