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High alert in AP after MRPS activist's death

A high alert has been sounded across Andhra Pradesh as tension started building up following the death of a Madiga Reservation Porata Samiti activist in Hyderabad.

india Updated: Mar 01, 2009 22:01 IST
PTI
Hindustantimes

A high alert has been sounded across Andhra Pradesh as tension started building up following the death of a Madiga Reservation Porata Samiti activist in Hyderabad on Sunday.

P Surender Madiga, one of the four MRPS men who sustained burns when they set furniture at Congress headquarters Gandhi Bhavan in Hyderabad on fire on Saturday night, succumbed to his injuries on Sunday, sparking widespread protests by his community people.

Dubbing his death as a great sacrifice for the cause of the community, Madiga youth vowed to continue their agitation till justice was done to them.

"We are ready to lay down our lives for the cause of Madigas who have been deprived of their due rights," MRPS men said.

With intelligence inputs that MRPS men might go on a rampage and step up their violent protests, police intensified vigil at all places.

Top police sources here said security has been beefed up at the residences of the chief minister, ministers, ruling

party MPs, MLA's and the Congress party offices in various parts of the state.

MRPS president Manda Krishna Madiga gave a call to his party workers to remove Congress flag posts in all the Scheduled Castes habitations and raise black flags in protest against the government's failure to enact a legislation on the
classification of SCs.