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Telangana panel puts off rail blockade

india Updated: Jul 07, 2011 19:46 IST

The Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) on Thursday postponed its two-day rail blockade scheduled to begin on Friday in the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh, a panel leader said.

The JAC put off the agitation, which included mass cooking on roads July 10. The rail blockade had threatened to disrupt rail links between south and north India.

A two-day shutdown on Tuesday and Wednesday crippled normal life in the region and brought road transport to a standstill.

JAC convenor M Kodandaram said new dates for the rail blockade would be announced in two-three days after consultations with unions of government employees and various parties.

Leaders of various parties have resigned so as to carve out a Telangana state, comprising 10 districts including Hyderabad, out of Andhra Pradesh.

Kodandaram told reporters that the protests were postponed to chalk out a united action plan.

It may be recalled that the Congress and Telugu Desam Party were also a part of the JAC when it was launched in December 2009.

But they distanced themselves due to differences with Kodandaram and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrasekhara Rao.