Te­lan­gana shut down against UPA in­de­ci­sion

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A one- day bandh called by Te­lan­gana Rash­tra Samiti, against Cen­tre’s “in­de­ci­sive­ness” evoked to­tal re­sponse in some dis­tricts of the dis­puted re­gion. The shut­down was to­tal in Warangal, Karim­na­gar, Medak and Kham­mam dis­tricts of Te­lan­gana. How­ever, the bandh was par­tial in Hy­der­abad — the city which the pro­po­nents of the sep­a­rate state are pitch­ing for to be the cap­i­tal of Te­lan­gana.

The shut­down called by TRS to protest the Cen­tre’s “in­de­ci­sion” on grant­ing state­hood to Te­lan­gana was backed by BJP, Te­lan­gana Joint Ac­tion Com­mit­tee ( JAC) and sev­eral other proTe­lan­gana or­gan­i­sa­tions.

Ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions at many places re­mained shut. Ex­am­i­na­tions of Kakatiya and Os­ma­nia Univer­si­ties were post­poned. Po­lice made as many as 361 pre­ven­tive ar­rests in the twin cities of Hy­der­abad and Se­cun­der­abad. Demon­stra­tors dam­aged three state trans­port buses and four in­ci­dents of dam­age to pri­vate prop­er­ties re­ported, po­lice said. In Karim­na­gar Sup­port­ers burn an ef­figy of So­nia Gandhi dur­ing a bandh to de­mand a sep­a­rate state of Te­lan­gana on Satur­day - AP district, ed­u­ca­tional and com­mer­cial es­tab­lish­ments re­mained closed. No un­to­ward in­ci­dent was re­ported in the district, po­lice said, adding that TRS MLC Naradasu Lax­man Rao, party district pres­i­dent Eeda Shankar Reddy and oth­ers were taken into cus­tody.

A report from Warangal said that the RTC buses were off the road as TRS work­ers held protests at bus de­pots in the district. In Medak district, a peace­ful bandh was ob­served with schools, col­leges, petrol bunks and cin­ema halls re­main­ing closed.

Pro- Te­lan­gana sup­port­ers held demon­stra­tions rais­ing slo­gans against the Cen­tral government at sev­eral places in the district. Around 100 ag­i­ta­tors were taken into cus­tody from var­i­ous places and were later re­leased, po­lice said. – PTI

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