HYDERABAD: Former Director-General of Police P. Ramulu on Monday took exception to opening of history sheets against students of Osmania and Kakatiya Universities agitating for separate Telangana and imposition of blanket prohibitory orders across the region.
Addressing at a press conference after his nomination as chairman of the newly-formed Telangana Police Officers’ (Retired) Association, Mr. Ramulu said students should be treated as such and not as trouble makers as is being done by police now. Police should show utmost restraint in dealing with such sensitive situations, he said.
The former chairman of the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commision said, people of Telangana were known for their culture, hospitality and tradition and that it was not correct on the part of a ‘few people from the Andhra region’ to impose their will in the name of a common linguistic tradition.
“The spirit of a separate State has percolated down to the village-level and it is not fair that the Centre delays the process any longer,” he declared.
The former IPS officer also appealed to all those indulging in violence and damaging public property not to do so in the wake of regional differences that were disturbing everyday life.
Asked if the new association would support the Telangana Joint Action Committee, he said they were just offering their services as those who had served in the police force their entire lives.
Earlier, former Assistant Commissioner P. Chandramouli said the police played a vital role in handling such peoples’ movements and regretted that the inaction or over-action of the police was resulting in a law and order problem.