Pro-Telangana advocates to march to Parliament on Feb 22

Hyderabad: About 5,000 advocates from Telangana region will take out a rally in front of Parliament on February 22 in support of separate Telangana state.

Telangana Advocates Joint Action Committee (TAJAC) convenor M Rajender Reddy, told reporters that the lawyers who are leaving by a special train on February 20 to New Delhi will also mobilise pro-Telangana political parties and legal fraternity in Delhi to support its demand for tabling a Bill for creation of Telangana State.

"The setting up of Sri Krishna committee by the Union Government is an 'eye wash' and we demand that a Bill in Parliament is the only solution to the problem," he said.

All the necessary arrangements have been made to take out a rally on February 22 and to stage a 'sit-in' at Jantar Mantar the same evening, he said.

Reddy who is also member Bar Council of India criticised the state government in suppressing the popular agitation through "violent force" and demanded immediate withdrawal of all police forces from Universities in Telangana.

A poster depicting the Telangana struggle and slogans was released at the press meet which was attended by large number of senior advocates.