AP Formation Day: Pro-Telangana supporters hold protests

Pro-Telangana supporters including ruling Congress MPs held protests against Andhra Pradesh Formation Day celebrations in Telangana region on Monday, while it was a grand affair in other parts.

Last Updated: Nov 01, 2010, 15:47 PM IST

Hyderabad: Pro-Telangana supporters including
ruling Congress MPs held protests against Andhra Pradesh
Formation Day celebrations in Telangana region on Monday, while it
was a grand affair in other parts.

TRS, several Telangana outfits and students hoisted
black flags to express their protest against the celebration
of the State Formation Day.

The TRS, Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) and
numerous groups fighting for separate statehood have called
for observing the day as "Betrayal Day".

TRS leaders hoisted a black flag in the party office here
and at various places in the region. Wearing a black shirt,
senior Congress MLA R Damodar Reddy hoisted a "Telangana flag"
atop his house.

"Since there is a danger of a civil war erupting, we urge
the Sri Krishna Committee to give a report in support of
separate Telangana demand," Damodar Reddy said.

Congress MPs from Telangana G Sukhender Reddy, G Vivek, K
Rajagopal Reddy, M Jagannath and Madhu Yashki Goud held a
protest in the city.

Raising slogans in support of Telangana, students held
a demonstration in the Osmania University (OU) and they were
prevented from marching ahead.

A group of Telangana supporters tried to come in the way
of Chief Minister K Rosaiah`s convoy at Dharam Karan Road near
his residence and they were removed from the place.

Some Telangana supporters threw stones at the residence
of senior Congress MLA M Sasidhar Reddy at Tarnaka near OU,
while another group ofagitators held a protest at the
residence of Information Minister J Geeta Reddy at Maredpally.

PTI