Telangana doctors unit threatens stir if he is not released
The Doctors of Telangana (DoTs) Nizamabad unit has strongly condemned the arrest of a practising doctor and TRS politburo member Cheruku Sudhakar under the PD Act and described his arrest as part of the implementation of Chapter VIII of the Justice B.N. Srikrishna Committee report.
At a joint press conference here on Friday, the DoTs district convener J. Bapu Reddy alleged that the government while violating the human rights arrested Dr. Sudhakar 20 days ago and was torturing him by sending him to the Central Prison in Warangal. He said it was highly condemnable and undemocratic as the PD Act was not in vogue anywhere in the country after the emergency days.
Saying that the doctors of Nizamabad, the IMA and the APNA members took the matter seriously, he said if Dr. Sudhakar was not released immediately the medical fraternity would intensify the agitation.He said the Government was unleashing vendetta on the agitators with a mala fide intention to suppress the movement. The DoTs and the APNA secretary N. Ramchandar said the Telangana doctors withdrew the movement temporarily and would resume agitation any moment if the Government failed to stop the harassment of agitators. He appealed to the Chief Minister, Home Minister and the Director General of Police to withdraw the PD Act on Dr. Sudhakar. Condemning the attack on Union Agriculture Minister Sarad Pawar, he said attacks on individuals would not be the solution to the problems confronted by the common man following the price rise. A leading dental surgeon Nandakumar made it clear that Telangana agitation could not be suppressed with the arrests of leaders under false cases.