Telangana issue continues to paralyse House

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on February 21, 2011 Published on February 21, 2011

Rapid Action Force keeping vigil on the arterial Public Gardens-Assembly Road in Hyderabad on Monday. Photo: P.V. Sivakumar   -  Business Line

Joint Action Committee calls for two-day bandh

The Andhra Pradesh State Legislative Assembly remained paralysed and could not transact any business today with members of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi stalling proceedings demanding a resolution for creation of separate state of Telangana.

The city witnessed several violent incidents across various parts of the city and some parts of the Telangana districts with students and even advocates playing a role in the stir.

In some instances, it turned violent with police having to intervene.

Commuters had to face severe hardship with police restricting the movement of vehicles in some sections, even paralysing the city life to some extent.

The House was adjourned a couple of times with members demanding revocation of suspension of five MLAs, three of TRS and two of TDP, for their behaviour in the House during the inaugural address by the Governor, Mr E.S.L. Narasimhan, and the efforts of the Deputy Speaker, Mr Nadendla Manohar, to run the house were futile.

The Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) has called for a two-day bandh on Tuesday and Wednesday in all the 10 districts of the region to press for demand for separate State, even as their non-cooperation movement is still under way. There was tension in the Osmania University campus when a section of students tried to take out a ‘Chalo Assembly' rally, which the cops prevented using force. Students' efforts to force their way was in vain with police stepping up barricades in different locations. The city police imposed traffic restrictions causing hardship to general public as several main thorough fares were blocked for free movement.

The ‘Chalo Assembly' move by members of the Telangana JAC turned violent in some places with police having to resort to mild force when students tried to damage public property.

Some properties in the railway station near Osmania University were damaged.

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Published on February 21, 2011
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