Twenty four literary persons including
Elamkulam Kunjan Pillai in a joint statement expressed
their concern over the school picketing and anti social
activities followed by the Catholic priesthood of Kerala.
The General Secretary of the Communist Party of India
Ajayghosh insisted the people of Kerala to follow June
8th to14th as Kerala week in order to attain public support
against the dispersal of the democratic government.
Communist MPs from Kerala met Prime
Minister to discuss about the agitation started by some
communalists in the state and the anti democratic stand
taken by the Congress Party in support of this.
• K.P.C.C. President issued a
statement requesting the people to follow June 12 as Vimochanadinam
which will be the first step of the ‘vimochanasamaram’
to end the Communist rule in Kerala.
• Kerala government published
a bill giving tenants the power on pattuzhi Devaswom land
and it also end all the powers of the Devaswom.
Nehru requested the Congress men of
Kerala not to participate in any action supporting the
violence and communalism. He expressed his anxiety in
school picketing and on the worse situations followed
PSP leader Pattom Thanupillai requested the government
of India to dismiss the Communist government of Kerala
while addressing the public.
Kerala Assembly completed the second reading of the Agrarian
Third reading of the Kerala Agrarian
Relations Bill started today.
• The Assembly passed the Agrarian
Relations Bill. The bill which was presented on 21st December
1957 was passed after 3000 amendments. The 19 members
of the opposition haven’t opposed the bill.
• Nehru proclaimed that he will
not suggest changing the government of Kerala through
any anti democratic way.
As the first step to the ‘Vimochanasamaram’
a hartal was observed in Kerala by P.S.P, Congress, League,
Catholic Church and NSS.
Five people were shot dead in police
shootout. The incident happened at 10 O’ clock when
a group of armed men attacked the Angamaly police station.
Karshaka Vimochanadinam was celebrated
on the day of passing Agrarian Relations Bill.
Flight between police and agitators
in relation with school picketing. Two killed and five
injured in police shoot out at Pulluvila. Three killed
and five injured at Kochuveli.
Indira Gandhi told that she was given
assurance by party men at Ooty to avoid picketing at private
and government schools.
Former congress party U.N.Dhebar reached
Kerala to discuss the political situations with the Congress
U.N.Dhebar after completing his interrogation
said to the press that the government of Kerala is responsible
for the political crisis.
Indira Gandhi said in Madras that Congress
wants the government of Kerala to behave in a democratic
way and they were not related to the agitation on the
Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru reached
Thiruvananthapuram to study about the agitation against
government by the opposition parties and communal forces.
Nehru discussed the issues with Communist
Party leader M.N.Govindan Nair PSP leader Pattom Thanupillai
and leaders of other parties.
Nehru attended KPCC meeting in Thiruvananthapuram
and had a talk on the situation.
Nehru returned to Delhi. He assured
the journalists that there won’t be an intervention
of centre on the issue. E.M.S. accepts prime minister’s
suggestion for a joint confrontation.
The bishops and the Christian managements
declined the offer by Kerala Chief Minister for the joint
discussion in Education Bill.
All India Congress Parliamentary
Party meeting passed a resolution demanding a democratic
way like general election to meet the situation in Kerala.