Members of various dalit organisations, including those of the Telangana Rashtra Samiti SC Cell, staged a demonstration at Clock Tower here on Friday, to protest the detention by police of former Minister P. Shankar Rao in Hyderabad.

Humiliation

Led by R. Bhadradri, TRS SC Cell president, they raised slogans condemning the ‘humiliation’ meted out to Mr. Rao and burnt an effigy of Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy to protest the Government’s ‘partial’ attitude towards Telangana protagonists.

Addressing the demonstrators, Mr. Bhadradri alleged that the State Government was ‘soft’ towards Seemandhra leaders, like Minister Dharmana Prasad Rao and Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, MP, although they were involved in much bigger scams in the State.