Friday, 30 October 2020

Com Arun Deb was the state committee member of the SFI, Tripura. During the regime of Congress and TUJS, all the democratic rights of the people were curtailed and the government unleashed a semi-fascist terror on the people of Tripura. During the elections for the Tripura Autonomous District Council, Com Arun Deb was an election agent and he played an important role in the booth by resisting the attempts of the Congress and TUJS goons from casting fake votes and prevented their attempts to rig the elections. Unable to bear this, the local Congress MLA, along with his henchmen went inside the booth and brutally murdered him. Not satisfied with this they cut his body into pieces, put them into a bag and threw his body in the forest. Only his toe was left behind them in the booth. All the polling officials and police personnel were mute spectators to this ghastly murder. He was martyred on 8th July 1990 in Simna, Agartala.

Com Narsimha was the son of Bucchamma and Bakkanna of Veepanagandla village in Mahaboobnagar district of erstwhile Andhra Pradesh (now Telangana). He belonged to a family of poor agricultural laborers. Com Narsimha started working in SFI since Ninth class in 1985. While he was in Degree first year, he was murdered by Naxalites treacherously. Com Narsimha was brilliant not only in academic work but was equally good at sports and other cultural activities. He was very keen to respond on various issues. Com Narsimha actively participated in mobilising funds and in running ambali (gruel) centers to the poor when famine hit the district for three continuous years. He was in the forefront whenever land struggle took place in any village. He was active in mobilising the people. When he was studying intermediate in Pebber, which was a stronghold of the communal forces, he started organising SFI. Though there was a threat of attack everyday, he stood in the front and led SFI to victory in the 1989 college elections for the student union. In 1989, the land struggle was in full spate in Mahaboobnagar district. In this struggle, the landlords and the Naxalites were on the same side. They started killing all the active members in the struggle. Com Narsimha was very active in influencing the people. Though there was a threat of an attack he never relented. On the day of the attack he sensed that he would be attacked. The cowards had attacked Com Narsimha on his way home with bombs and murdered him.

Com Surya Debburma was the Central Committee Member of the Tribal Students' Union, Tripura. The militants had a slogan 'tribal for tribal' but Com Suryaburman fought against these divisive tendencies and raised his voice for the students of tribal communities. He fought against these divisive tendencies and was killed by the militants who were unable to bear his growing popularity among the tribals.

Com Kanu Dey is from Tripura. Congress indulged in huge corruption during its rule. The ministers compelled the students to buy books instead of providing them for free of cost as the booksellers gave them hefty bribes. Com Kanu joined the protest and the movements against all these injustices. He was murdered by the ruling Congress government when he was taking part in a rally on 9th September 1989 in front of the office of the district magistrate.