JAC to intensify Telangana agitation

Last Updated: Monday, September 26, 2011 - 18:19

Hyderabad: Telangana political Joint Action
Committee (JAC), the grouping of parties seeking separate
Telangana state, on Monday announced another round of agitation
programmes including a shut-down in Hyderabad, a fresh rail
blockade, and "laying siege" to the houses of Congress public

This will be a part of the ongoing `sakala janula samme`
(strike by all sections of society).

JAC convener M Kodandaram told reporters here that
pro-Telangana employees of Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport
Corporation (APSRTC) had planned to organise rallies tomorrow.

He also called for road blockades in Hyderabad on
September 28.

Alleging that Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy had
ordered power cuts in Telangana as a part of "a conspiracy",
he asked Telangana supporters to "lay siege" to the houses of
public representatives, to increase the pressure on the

He also called for `Hyderabad bandh` on September 30, and
torch-demonstrations on October 1.

The `Bathukamma` festivities which would start in
Telangana on October 3 would be used to campaign for the
separate state, he said.

The JAC had decided to undertake `rail roko` on October
9, 10 and 11.

The private bus services run by non-Telangana persons
should stop plying between various parts of Andhra Pradesh and
the state capital, he said.

"If they don`t stop the buses, we will not be responsible
for the consequences," he said.

The JAC would see off Haj pilgrims and urge them to pray
for Telangana, the JAC Convener said.


First Published: Monday, September 26, 2011 - 18:19

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