JAC asks AP govt to let it conduct `million march`

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 00:27

Hyderabad: Assuring that it will organise
its proposed `Million march to Hyderabad` on March 10
peacefully, pro-Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) on Tuesday
asked Andhra Pradesh government for permission for the event.

The JAC leaders have been saying it need not take any
permission for the massive protest and the police asserted it
did not give permission to the event.

The JAC leaders, however, met state Home Minister P
Sabita Reddy and sought permission for the `Million March`.

"On behalf of the JAC, we told the Home Minister that the
`million march` would be peaceful. We told her that we give a
categorical assurance that the event would be totally
peaceful," JAC Convener M Kodandaram told reporters.

"We asked her to stop the arrests. Secondly, we told her
to permit the `Million March` and let it be organised," he

The objective of the march is to send a message across to
the Centre that a bill be introduced in Parliament for
formation of separate Telangana without delay.

The JAC had on Monday decided to go ahead with the
`million march to Hyderabad` on March 10, despite appeals from
parents, students and others to postpone the protest.

The `million march` would be held as scheduled with
changes in timing and form in view of year-end exams of
intermediate and CBSE, the JAC convener said.


First Published: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 00:27

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