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AP Assembly witnesses repeated adjournments

Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Wednesday witnessed repeated adjournments following uproar over various issues including the lathicharge on students at Osmania University.

india Updated: Feb 17, 2010 13:30 IST

Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Wednesday witnessed repeated adjournments following uproar over various issues including the lathicharge on students at Osmania University.

The first adjournment came within two minutes after the House met for the day when Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) leader Akbaruddin Owaisi raised the attack on Muslims in Patangal village in Nizamabad district by pro-Telanagana supporters on Tuesday.

When the House reassembled after a 30-minute adjournment, TDP members created noisy scenes condemning the lathicharge. Speaker N Kiran Kumar Reddy then adjourned the House for 15 minutes.

When the House assembled for the third time, Owaisi raised the Nizamabad incident and demanded action against the guilty and protection for Muslims not only in Telangana but
also in other regions of the state.

"We are neither against Telangana nor unified Andhra Pradesh. We want peace," Owaisi said.

Chief Minister K Rosaiah then assured him that all steps would be taken to ensure safety of Muslims.

After order was restored, the listed questions were taken up, but the peace was short-lived as members from Left parties protested the appointment of doctors in primary health centres leading to the adjournment of the House for the third time.