1005 cases filed against students agitating over Telangana

A total of 1,005 cases were filed against students who participated in agitations over the Telangana issue since December 2009, the Andhra Pradesh Assembly was informed.

Updated: Mar 25, 2011, 23:28 PM IST

Hyderabad: A total of 1,005 cases were filed
against students who participated in agitations over the
Telangana issue since December 2009, the Andhra Pradesh
Assembly was informed on Friday.

State Home Minister P Sabita Indra Reddy said during the
Question Hour that 963 cases were registered against students
who participated in agitation for a separate Telangana while
21 cases each were filed in Andhra and Rayalaseema regions of
Andhra Pradesh who agitated for united Andhra.

"So far 52 cases have been withdrawn and the remaining
cases are under process," Reddy said.

The cases were registered in different districts of
Telangana, Andhra and Rayalaseema regions of Andhra Pradesh,
ever since protests began for the formation of a separate
Telangana state in December 2009, the Minister said.

The Andhra Pradesh government in December last year had
announced that it would withdraw all cases filed against
students during the agitations.

PTI