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Activists detained for trying to take out procession sans permission

The procession was planned against the backdrop of a controversy over a book written by writer Kancha Ilaih.

telangana Updated: Oct 28, 2017 18:46 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Hyderabad
Social activist,Kancha Ilaih,Samajika smugglers komatollu
Social activists were taken into preventive custody for trying to take out an “unauthorised” procession.(AP File Photo)

Twenty-one social activists, who tried to take out a procession without permission here on Saturday, were taken into preventive custody, police said.

The 21 social activists were taken into preventive custody here for trying to take out an “unauthorised” procession, a senior police official said.

The procession was planned against the backdrop of a controversy over a book written by writer Kancha Ilaih.

The book, ‘Samajika smugglers komatollu’ (Komatis are social smugglers) triggered a row with those belonging to the community taking objection to it.

Meanwhile, CPI(M) state secretary Tammineni Veerabhadram claimed in a release that the procession was planned to express solidarity with the associations of Dalits and others.

First Published: Oct 28, 2017 18:46 IST