Hyderabad: Telangana Joint Action Committee,
spearheading the ongoing agitation for statehood, on Tuesday
postponed the ‘rail roko’ scheduled between October 15 and 17.
"The rail roko is postponed. The decision was taken
keeping in view the political scenario and our agitation
strategy," JAC Convener M Kodandaram told agency.
This is the second time the ‘rail roko’ has been
postponed. It was originally scheduled to be held for three
days on October 9, 10 and 11 but was postponed to October 12,
13 and 14.
Kodandaram said some member-organisations of the JAC
sought more time for preparation for the ‘rail roko’.
Talking tough, the Andhra Pradesh Police and the
Government Railway Police (GRP) have warned that stringent
action would be initiated against those who violate law
during the rail blockade.
The railway authorities have said that they would run
trains with tight security arrangements put in place.
The JAC comprises TRS, BJP and a number of organisations
like pro-Telangana employees of Andhra Pradesh government.
The JAC began a ?sakala janula samme? (strike by all
sections of people) from September 13 that has badly affected
normal life in Telangana with educational institutions and
public transport remaining shut.
The pro-Telangana employees have also been part of the
strike and the state government had yesterday invited them for
Meanwhile, top Congress leaders in New Delhi held
consultations with the party leaders from the state as part of
efforts to firm up the party`s views on the contentious issue.