Fast-unto-death for separate Telangana

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 00:16

Hyderabad: The fast-unto-death by students
demanding a separate state entered the second day on Tuesday at
Osmania University (OU) campus here, even as TRS and BJP
conducted `Vanta Vaarpu` (cook and serve food) protests in
various Telangana districts.

"The indefinite fast by students in front of the Arts
College building at the OU campus is continuing. Around 50
students, including girls, are on fast. However, it was a
peaceful day today as there were no incidents of stone pelting
by students," Deputy Commissioner of Police (East Zone) Y
Gangadhar said to a news agency.

"We are not disturbing their fast programme. However,
depending on the health (deterioration) condition of
students...they may be shifted from the fasting venue," he

The Telangana Student Joint Action Committee (TS-JAC) has
given a mass hunger strike call in support of a separate
Telangana state.

Meanwhile, another pro-Telangana agitation was witnessed
at several places in Telangana districts, wherein TRS and BJP
workers, led by their leaders, cooked and consumed food
en masse on the roads.

Pro-statehood activists, including advocates, conducted
`Vanta Vaarpu` in Warangal, Karimnagar, Nalgonda, Nizamabad,
Khammam and other Telangana districts.

In Warangal district, BJP state president G Kishan Reddy
participated in the `Vanta Vaarpu`.

Meanwhile, Hyderabad police extended the prohibitory
orders by one more week in Hyderabad and Secunderabad limits.

The ban orders will be in force from July 14-21, City
Police Commissioner AK Khan said.


First Published: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 00:16
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