AWARENESS BRINGS STRENGTH

nosermathew
Posted December 14, 2018 from India

The story is happened in 1989 in Ulickal,Kannur District of Kerala India. The Kerala Government passed a Law to procure cashew nuts from cultivators to protect the Labourers but the LAW was the Violation of Fundamental Rights of People.The law said that no cahew farmers cant keep 25 kgms of RAW cashew nut in their house or the cultivators cant bring to shops in vehicles or by Headload.The cashew cultivators cant keep more than 25 kgs. of cashew nuts at their house also.The power of the Law the police was entering the houses and searching for cashew nuts in nights even though there are only women in the houses.This was a HARRASMENT against women but no one was sying against the deed of police due to FEAR.

We have started a Movement called India Cashew Growers Union" and started to work for the Farmers.First we published WHAT IS CASHEW PROCUREMENT ACT 1986,in Malayalam Language ,the people understood the act  was TOTRALLY against them and it is against the understanding of Constitution.The second we did to publish the RIGHTS OF PEOPLE IF THGEY ARE ARRESTED, here we have given all informations about Arrest,who can arrest in what circumstances, who will give bail, where the polkice can search etc.After getting this Book reading this book andLocal awareness a women at ulickal asked the police when they reached home to search the  House.The lady asked the police "Please stop if you want search my Home I have no objuction but show me the SEARCH warront from the Court to search my house which room to search.The police officers returned with out saying anything .THIS IS THE EXAMPLE OF AWARENESS, the IMPORTANCE to know ,study our Criminal and civil Laws.

The "Law " was crashed by the High court since it was a total violence of Fundamental Rights.

So we can work together for a better Future

 

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Jill Langhus
Dec 15, 2018
Dec 15, 2018

Hi Valsamma,

Welcome to World Pulse:-) Thanks for sharing your story about collaboration and speaking up. I'm glad that this practice stopped. I'm looking forward to seeing more posts from you.

Hope you're having a great day!

Lisbeth
Dec 19, 2018
Dec 19, 2018

Thanks for sharing
Regards

Ngala Nadege
Dec 19, 2018
Dec 19, 2018

Hello
Wonderful post. Thanks for sharing

Juliet Acom
Jan 04
Jan 04

Hello Nosermathew,

Thank you for starting a revolution to stand against farmers rights. Many communities worldwide have a lot to learn from your message. We are honoured that you shared it with us

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 22
Feb 22

Hello,
Thank you for writing about this important work, and for showing what can happen in a community when people like you and your organization help bring justice by bringing people together and speaking about basic human rights. It is so good to know that now there is an India Cashew Growers Union, and that the extra abuse being done to women was addressed as well. Congratulations and all the best with your ongoing work. I look forward to more news from you. Welcome to WorldPulse.

Beth Lacey
Apr 11
Apr 11

Thank you for your story

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Hi Valsamma,
Thank you for this information. I am so glad that this practice was stopped because it was violating fundamental human rights.
You are most welcome to World Pulse and looking forward to many of your articles.
Stay blessed

Paulina Nayra
Apr 28
Apr 28

Dear Nosermathew,
Thanks for sharing this story in World Pulse. Otherwise, the world won't know that these things are happening. Just like in many parts of the world, people are unaware of their rights and power that they become vulnerable to abuses even by the state. That's why human rights education should be included in all programs and projects. Congratulations on your success. May the women learn to assert and exercise their rights at all times. Keep on writing.

Sincerely,
Paulina

ANJ ANA
Sep 10
Sep 10

Dear Vaisamma,
Thank you for your good initiative. There should be a safety measure for everyone in the work field. In our country also, there are lots of rural women farmers who are suffering from various kinds of disease because of wrongly used pesticides. Despite their hard work, they are not getting what they deserve and due to lack of market access, they are depending upon the middle persons. So pity..

best regards, anjana

Anita Shrestha
Sep 16
Sep 16

Yes really, awarness is greater things.