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of the CPC on the peasant question cautioned that "in no circumstances is an alliance with the kulak permissible". It is impossible to mobilise the peasant masses and the village poor without a determined and fearless struggle against every form of oppression and exploitation. This task should be undertaken without 'side glances' at the kulak, without the fear that he will quit the revolution. Degras, Vol. 3, pp. 34-35.
50. Degras, Vol. 2, op. cit., p. 544.
51. Ibid., p. 563.
52. Muzaffar Ahmed. 1967, op. cit.
53. Ibid., p. 164.
54. Ibid., p. 204.
55. The objective of the AIKS was "to secure complete freedom from economic exploitation of the peasantry and the achievement of political power for the peasants, workers and all other exploited classes". It demanded that all systems of landlordism, namely zamindari, talukdari and malguzari, etc., "shall be abolished and all the rights over lands be vested in the cultivators", and all the present oppressive systems of land revenue and resettlement be replaced by a graduated land tax upon net incomes of Rs. 500 and more. Rasul, op. cit., p. 5.
56. N. Prasada Rao, "Congress and the Ryot Associations", Zamin Ryotu, Feb. 4, 1938.
57. Muzaffar Ahmcd, 1967. op. cit., p. 162.
58. P. Sundarayya, Telengana People's Struggle and its Lessons, Calcutta, 1972, pp. 52-53.
59. Ibid.. p. 118.
60. Ibid., p. 124.
61. Ibid., p. 4.
62. Ibid., pp. 392-93.
63. Ibid.. p. 393.
64. Ibid., p. 394.
65. CPI. PB. "On the Agrarian Question in India", in M.B. Rao, ed.. Documents of the History of the Communist Party of India, Vol. 7, PPH, New Delhi, 1976, pp. 468-506.
66. Ibid., p. 496.
67. CPI, Statement of Policy, October, 1951.