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Telangana activists prepare for 'Chalo Assembly' programme while police prevents

June 13, 2013

Demanding the government to pass a resolution on the separate statehood for Telangana and to permit for the 'Chalo Assembly' programme, the TRS and BJP MLAs stalled the proceedings of the ongoing Assembly session on the third day too on Thursday. The situation is more or less is of the same in the previous days. They wanted the government to end the alleged arrests of Telangana supporters ahead of the programme. Despite noisy scenes in the Assembly, the Finance Minister A Ramanarayana Reddy introduced the AP Tax on Professions, Trades, Callings and Employments (Amendment) Bill 2013 on behalf of the Chief Minister and after that the Speaker adjourned the House.

Train services cancelled

The South Central Railway on Thursday announced cancellation of seven passenger trains and partial cancellation of five passenger and three express trains. All MMTS have been cancelled in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.

Police reiterated that no permission could be given to the proposed protests citing that have inputs that left-wing extremist groups may get involved in the programme and generate violence. They said that they have reports in a section of media that the banned CPI (Maoist) has given a call to transform the programme into a militant struggle. Hyderabad City Police Commissioner Anurag Sharma made it clear on Thursday too that with the Assembly in session, no permission could be given to the proposed programme. Speaking to media, he said that in addition to 20 companies of Central Paramilitary Forces, police personnel from various districts in the State have been draft for maintenance of law and order on June 14. He said that the programme invariably will create violence with the back drop of the incidence in the Million March held in March 2011 and Telangana March in 2012. He added that the police would deal strictly with those who violate the orders against the protest.

Preventive arrests on

In view of the proposed protest rally, the police in Telangana region arrested hundreds of activists of various political organizations to prevent them reaching the State Capital on Friday. Police rounded up leaders and activists of various political and other organizations in the districts of Warangal, Karimnagar, Nizamabad, Medak, Adilabad and other districts. Police personnel were seen checking all the vehicles that are coming to twin cities.

OU becomes battle ground

Tension prevailed in the Osmania University Campus on Wednesday and Thursday with the students' trying to take out a rally demanding the government to permit for the programme violating the prohibitory orders. They pelted stones on the police personnel and at some places, the police busted teargas shells to prevent the agitators from creating violence.


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