Hyderabad: Tension prevailed near the
Andhra Pradesh High Court when an agitating pro-Telangana
advocate Thursday allegedly tried to commit suicide by dousing
petrol in support of demands including to provide 42 per cent
reservation in judiciary posts.
An advocate from Karimangar district of the state G V
Gupta climbed the main gate of the High Court, took a petrol
bottle and tried to douse on himself, but was prevented by
other protesting advocates. In the melee, the petrol sprinkled
on at least four other advocates.
The court proceedings in the High Court was paralysed
for the third day today as the agitation launched by Telangana
advocates continued even as scores others boycotted the
proceedings and joined the protests outside the Court.
A large number of advocates from different courts and
from districts of Telangana region gathered in front of the
entrance of the High Court and raised slogans in support of
separate Telangana state and against the government.
Tempers ran high when protesting advocates tried to
break the locked main gate of the High Court. However, police
deployed outside the court premises tried to pacify them.
Later, the advocates organised sit-in in front of the
main High Court gate causing traffic snarl on the busy road
between Madina Building and Puranapul.
Meanwhile, the fast-unto-death observed by three
advocates S Satyam Reddy, who is also convener of Telangana
advocates JAC, Jyothi Kiran and Vijay Kumar Goud entered
fourth day today.