‘Their statements are making people of Seemandhra feel insecure'

Congress senior leader Adusumilli Jayaprakash on Saturday sought the intervention of the High Court and the Human Rights Commission to prevent the leaders of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi and the Telangana JAC from whipping up feelings that might lead to attacks on the people supporting the Samaikyandhra movement.

Mr. Jayaprakash asked the High Court and the HRC to take suo motu notice of the statements made by the speakers at a meeting of the Telangana Students JAC recently where they called for attacks on the integrationists. He said that action needed to be taken against TRS chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao, Kodanda Ram and all others who made such provocative statements. Addressing a press conference here, Mr. Jayaprakash said that the people of Seemandhra were feeling insecure and unsafe to go to the State capital and even seek any relief from their grievances from the statutory bodies in view of the prevailing tense and adverse atmosphere there. He blamed the Telangana leaders and student JAC for causing an environment of hatred and bitterness, which were making things worse by the day for the Samaikyandhra people visiting the State Capital.

‘Right time'

Drawing the attention of the High Court and the HRC, Mr. Jayaprakash said that it was now the right time for them to take necessary action against the Telangana leaders who were acting like anti-social elements by taking the extreme step of calling for attacks on the people of other regions. He wanted steps to be taken to identify all the leaders present at the Telangana Students JAC meeting where they gave a call for attacks and cases should be booked against all of them so that this would not be repeated in future nor anybody else would dare emulate such heinous acts. Mr. Jayaprakash deplored the fact that in the present day civilised world, the Telangana leaders could dare call for a social boycott of the Seemandhra people living in that region, which was something unimaginable and high condemnable. He lamented that there were such objectionable calls like asking Telangana workers not to wash clothes and do hair cuts for people of other regions, which needed to be condemned.

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