Pro-Telangana activists disrupt book launch
Hyderabad: Two policemen and some journalists were injured when pro-Telangana activists Wednesday disrupted a book release function organised here by a group opposed to the division of Andhra Pradesh.
The policemen and journalists were injured when the protestors ransacked the old Press Club at Basheerbagh, where the function was being held. The injured were shifted to a hospital.
Police escorted the speakers to safety when the protestors barged into the meeting hall, broke window panes and tried to attack those on the dais.
Tension prevailed at the Press Club as police arrested students of Osmania University and members of Telangana Advocates` Joint Action Committee (JAC).
The students had arrived to stop Visalandhra Mahasabha from organising the meet. Visalandhra Mahasabha leader P. Prabhakar was also attacked.
The protestors said the book "Rjuvululeni Udyamam" described the movement for separate statehood to Telangana as one without any justification.
- NHRC issues notice to Rajasthan government over death of 11 children in home
- Delhi: 10-year-old boy dies due to overdose of Vitamin D
- Haryana: Groom injured in celebratory firing at wedding in Hissar
- Phase V of West Bengal Assembly polls starts today
- Discussion over Mamata Banerjee's close aide Firhad Hakim's 'mini Pakistan' comment
- No takers for Kingfisher Airlines brand at online auction
- Uttarakhand forest fire: PMO assures help for relief work
- AgustaWestland row: Aam Aadmi Party to gherao Sonia Gandhi, PM Narendra Modi's residence on May 7
- Poll contest in Kerala heading from 'bi-polar' to 'tri-polar': Arun Jaitley
- VVIP chopper scam: No deal inked with AgustaWestland, says Govt