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Vettaikarar naicker history

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Modern Kammas are an enterprising and hardworking community, considered as one of the prosperous communities in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

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At that time George was detained for 55 days under the notorious 90-Day Detention Law and was subsequently charged in the Natal sabotage trial sitting at Pietermaritzburg and sentenced to 14 years’ imprisonment on 29 February 1964. Upon his release, on 28 February 1978, he was banned for five years.Upon his release from the Island, he was subjected to further restrictions and house arrest on 28 February 1978.Notwithstanding these restrictions, imposed by the state, attorney Archie Gumede, employed him upon his release.One such theory is that the people who lived in the Krishna valley, where Buddhism prevailed, got the name from Theravada Buddhist concept of Kamma (Pali) or Karma (Sanskrit).This region was once known as Kammarashtram / Kammakaraatam / Kammanadu.According to Archie Gumede, it was George Naicker who took him to a meeting where the United Democratic Front was being discussed.

On Robben Island, George and Sunny Singh were responsible for news gathering, an illegal activity for prisoners.

Apart from being a member of the Natal Indian Congress he also was the Assistant Secretary of the Natal Indian Farmers Union - a body representing the Indian farmers, particularly those in the banana industry.

In the 1950s he was a member of the Seaview, Bellair, Hillary and Umhlatuzana branch of the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) together with Billy Nair.

George was a delegate to the Congress of the People in June 1955.

He joined the South African Communist Party (SACP) around 1955 – 1956 when it was a banned organisation and membership was deemed illegal.

The factors behind their success have been noted to be their generally enterprising nature and diligence.