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Government to withdraw all cases against Telangana students

December 28, 2010
Hyderabad

The Indefinite hunger strike by the Congress MPs seems to have worked, as the Government announced that it will lift all the cases against the students who took part in the Telangana movement.

Earlier, the Telangana Congress MPs have continued their indefinite hunger strike on the second day today demanding lifting away of the cases against the students of Telangana unconditionally. The Government has made several attempts to make the MPs end their fast yesterday.

The Government held discussions with the fasting MPs again today. However, the MPs made it clear that there is no question of ending their fast till the Government lifts all the cases. Expressing solidarity with the fasting MPs, the Telangana Congress Action Committee has called for a bundh to the Telangana schools and colleges today.

The Chief Minister has sent Ministers Sabitha Indra Reddy, Baswaraju Sarayya and K Jana Reddy to negotiate with the fasting MPs. It was reported that the Chief Minister has asked the ministers to mention that the Government is ready to lift 135 cases against the students. Earlier, the Chief Minister and PCC President D. Srinivas spoke about this issue with MP K Keshava Rao over the phone.

TRS Chief KCR expresses solidarity

The TRS Chief Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao visited the fasting Congress MPs at the New MLA quarters and expressed his solidarity. Speaking to the media, KCR expressed happiness that the Telangana Congress MPs have finally started making effort for the sake of the Telangana students. He said that the Indefinite hunger strike by the Congress MPs will help the students of the Telangana region. KCR said that the Gentlemen agreement made at the time of formation of the Andhra Pradesh state was repeatedly broken by the Government. KCR said that it is their right to fight for a separate Telangana state and that they will fight till it is formed. It is unfortunate that the Chief Minister didn't respond even when the MPs are staging a hunger strike, he said. KCR added that 4 crore people of telangana have expressed their solidarity with the fasting MPs today. He also made it clear that the MPs have committed to indefinite fast not for their own advantage, but for the people of the Telangana region.

Chief Minister meets Telangana ministers

Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy met the Telangana ministers today. Ministers Sabitha Indra Reddy, K Jana Reddy, D Sridhar Babu, Baswaraju Saraiah, DK Aruna and Sunitha Lakshma Reddy took part in the discussions at the secretariat. As per the sources, tt is learnt that the Government has agreed to lift away all the cases against students who took part in the Telangana movement.

The Home Minister has headed straight to the camp of the fasting MPs at the New MLA quarters to inform them of the Government's decision. A statement to this effect is likely to be issued in the evening today.

Government to lift away all the cases

The Government has finally agreed to lift away the cases against the students of Telangana region who took part in the Telangana movement. After the meeting between Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy and Telangana ministers, it has been decided that the Government will lift away all the cases immediately except those which are complicated in nature. The complex cases will be informed to the Court before the Government withdraws them.

A total of 1667 cases have been filed against 8047 telangana students. As announced in the assembly during the winter session 565 cases have been lifted. Yesterday, the Government announced its intention to lift away an additional 135 cases.

Meanwhile Rajya Sabha MP K Keshava Rao spoke with Minister K Jana Reddy on the phone. He later held discussions with the other MPs who joined with him in the hunger strike. Keshava Rao demanded that there should not be any conditions in lifting away the cases.

Strike called off

The Telangana MPs later called off their indefinite hunger strike on the assurance by the government to lift the all the cases booked on students.

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