Pro-Telangana activists indulge in violence on day 2 of bandh
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Last Updated: Friday, January 22, 2010, 00:03
Hyderabad: Pro-Telangana activists today damaged vehicles and RTC buses in Hyderabad on the second day of the bandh called to protest the death of MCA student K Venugopal Reddy, who allegedly committed suicide for the cause of separate Telangana on Tuesday.

The call for the bandh, which also protested police baton charge on students in Osmania University yesterday, was given by the Osmania University Students Joint Action Committee (OUJAC) and Telangana-JAC and was observed partially in the districts of Telangana region.

Over 51,000 activists of different political parties, students and others participated in agitational programmes at 522 places, even as police took 241 people including 134 students into custody for indulging in violence.

A total of nine dharnas, 62 road blockades and 142 relay fasts besides 30 rallies were organised across the Telangana region.

In Hyderabad, pro-Telangana protesters damaged window panes of 16 Road Transport Corporation (RTC) buses while in Cyberabad, agitators damaged two vehicles besides damaging panes of 14 RTC buses.

In Medak district, agitators damaged furnitures at the APSRTC office and at a milk storage plant at Narayanakhed town. Similar scenes were witnessed at a public school at Kamareddy in Nizamabad district.

In Karimnagar district, protesters set fire to a car, while in Nalgonda district agitators damaged glasses of a theatre at Kodad. Though, RTC buses plied normally while educational institutions declared a holiday at several places, the Director General of Police said in a release.


First Published: Friday, January 22, 2010, 00:03

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