Telangana: Police file case against two Srikrishna panel members

Last Updated: Friday, January 7, 2011 - 00:10

Hyderabad: Acting on a direction from a local court, the police on Thursday filed a case against two members of the Srikrishna Committee on Telangana statehood issue for their alleged remarks that minorities were not interested in the movement for a separate state.
The second Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate
Court`s had given the direction yesterday on a private
complaint filed by an advocate, Vali ur Rehman, who is also
General Secretary of Telangana People`s Forum.
Rehman had said that the alleged statement of the
panel members, Abusaleh Shariff and Ravinder Kaur, hurt the
religious sentiments of the minorities.

He said Shariff and Kaur had told a local news channel
that minorities were interested more in their development
than participating in the movement for separate Telangana.

"By doing so, the committee members had hurt the
religious sentiments of the minorities who were, in fact, in
favour of statehood for Telangana," Rehman maintained.

The court asked the police to conduct an inquiry into
the matter and accordingly a case was registered against the
two members under relevant sections of IPC, a police officer
said tonight.


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First Published: Friday, January 7, 2011 - 00:10

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