Correspondent

Pro-Telangana activists cook on the roads and have community lunches

MAHABUBNAGAR: Normal life was thrown out of gear as a total bandh was observed in the district on Wednesday in response to the call given by JAC of Telangana.

The vehicular traffic came to a standstill on National Highway–7 (Hyderabad – Bangalore) with activists of Pro-Telangana organised rasta roko and formed human chains at various villages, including Yerravalli cross roads and Alampur cross roads on national highway. The SCR authorities have cancelled 17 trains, including Thungabadra express passing through the district. The APSRTC had also suspended the operation of its fleet in the entire district.

Death reported

According to reports, a 50 year old Ramdas was died allegedly by heart attack, while participating in a protest rally at Eklaspuram in Ieeza mandal.

Some miscreants attacked a saree-making unit at Veldanda mandal and damaged machines and other furniture. At Undyala village in Chinna Chinta Kunta mandal. Also a few pro-Telangana activists attacked residential quarters of IVRCL. Different protest demonstrations like dharnas, rastarokos, taking out rallies were organised in all the towns in the district demanding separate Telangana. To express their protest activists of pro-Telangana have prepared food on the road and had community lunch on the road at Kothakota and Nagarkurnool towns.

In Mahabubnagar town also different protest rallies were taken out by political parties including Congress, TDP, TRS, minorities and others. An impressive motorbike rally was organised by the members of TNGO’s in the town. Members of ABVP, AISF, PDSU also organised different rallies. The ABVP activists burnt the effigy of Chief Minister K. Rosaiah at Ambedkar Cross Roads.

All the business establishment hotels, petrol bunks and medical shops remained closed. The commercial banks did not functioned. Cinemas also suspended their day shows. Government offices wore a deserted look.