Telangana protests in house, streets
Life in the Andhra Pradesh capital was paralysed for several hours on Monday with pro-Telangana students fighting with security forces and setting fire to railway properties.delhi Updated: Feb 21, 2011 22:42 IST
Life in the Andhra Pradesh capital was paralysed for several hours on Monday with pro-Telangana students fighting with security forces and setting fire to railway properties.
Students from various parts of Telangana, who had gathered at the Osmania University campus to take part in a rally to the assembly, pelted stones at the police after not being allowed to take out the march.
Later, the students set fire to a train coach at Jamia Osmania station and also ransacked a station near the Raj Bhavan.
Meanwhile, the assembly was adjourned for the third day as members of the TRS and the TDP insisted on discussions over Telangana and demanded revoking the 7-day suspension of five pro-Telangana MLAs. The legislators were punished for heckling the governor.
The stir looked set to intensify with the Telangana Joint Action Committee giving a call for a 48-hour Telangana bandh from Tuesday.
The protests were felt in New Delhi too, where a group of Congress MPs raised banners demanding a separate state in the central hall even as the President finished her address to a joint session of Parliament on the commencement of the budget session.