Who was called the ” Lion in Chains”?
Com. P.S.R.Anjaneyulu, Secretary General of NFPTE, who lead the 1960 Indefinite strike in P and T was arrested on the night of the strike on 11th July 1960, handcuffed, and walked through the streets of Delhi to Tihar Jail. Next day he was brought to the court also handcuffed.
The Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Government was so infuriated that the CGE employees have gone on strike that he wanted to teach them a lesson. The arrest of thousands of strikers and handcuffing was part of this victimisation.
The newspapers published the handcuffed photo of Com.P.S.R.Anjaneyulu with the caption ” Lion in Chains” which was most appropriate
COM.P.S.R.Anjaneyulu was the Secretary-General of NFPTE from 1960 to 1965. He was born on 4.1.1922, joined P and Department on 16.11.1945.