Hyderabad: An all-party delegation on Monday
demanded that the Andhra Pradesh government postpone the
recruitment of sub-inspectors of police till the Hyderabad
free zone issue is resolved.
The delegation, consisting of leaders from the ruling
Congress, TDP and other parties, today met DGP K Aravinda Rao
and urged that the written exam for selection of SIs be
postponed as sought by the students of Osmania University and
other institutions in Telangana region.
"The DGP assured to speak to the government over the
issue. The DGP later met the Home Minister," senior TDP MLA N
Janardhan Reddy told reporters after the meet with the DGP.
Prior to their meeting with the DGP, the all-party
leaders had a meeting in the Assembly buildings.
The students in Telangana are agitated as they feel that
justice will not be done to them if Hyderabad remains a free
zone for recruitment, the leaders said.
Hyderabad should be a part of Zone-6 that comprises other
Telangana districts, they said.
As required by law, the government should get the
Assembly resolution on Hyderabad free zone issue accepted by
the Union Government. The assembly resolution states that
Hyderabad should not be a free zone for police recruitment.
Earlier, a group of Osmania University students held a
protest in front of the DGP office. Some students tried to
jump over the gates of the DGP`s office and they were taken
into custody by the police.
Demanding that those taken into custody by the police be
released, students and other Telangana supporters took out a
rally at Tarnaka near Osmania University. Some protesters
threw stones at government-run public transport buses causing
damage to two vehicles.
Some student groups in the Osmania University have called
for a shut down of educational institutions in Telangana
Meanwhile, Home Minister P Sabita Indra Reddy announced
tonight that government would not undertake any recruitment in
Hyderabad. The written test in other districts would be held
as scheduled, she said.
"On behalf of the state government, I appeal to the
agitated candidates that they need not worry. Because, we will
exclude Hyderabad and conduct the examination in all other
districts. The OU JAC had earlier requested that an order be
given excluding Hyderabad. We have given that order today,"
Asserting that injustice would not be done to Telangana
youth, the minister appealed to the student groups in OU to
call off their call for shut down tomorrow.