Telangana tussle: Osmania varsity tense, fasting students arrested:
Tension prevailed at Osmania University here Monday as police
arrested more students who had launched a hunger strike demanding
that the central government immediately initiate the process for the
formation of Telangana state by splitting Andhra Pradesh......
Hyderabad: The Telangana bandh
called by the Joint Action Committee comprising major political
parties and apolitical organisations to press the Centre to announce
a specific time schedule for creating a separate Telangana state,
began on a peaceful note this morning.
Normal life was
paralaysed as the Andhra Pradesh Road Transport Corporation withdrew
all its services, while the South Central Railway cancelled as many
as 165 trains and rescheduled long distance trains leaving
passengers stranded, official sources said.
situation prevailed in most places in the 10 districts of Telangana
including Hyderabad, as authorities deployed central para military
forces and armed forces from neighbouring states in large numbers to
assist the state police in maintaining law and order.
were deployed in strength at all important Central Government
offices and vital installations, including industrial estates as a
precautionary measure to prevent any untoward incidents.
Arterial roads in
the state capital lashed by early morning rains, wore a deserted
parties in the region including the ruling Congress, Opposition
Telugu Desam Party(TDP), Telangana Rashtra Samiti(TRS) and the BJP
announced support for the bandh and appealed to the people to ensure
that the bandh was peaceful and successful.