To commemorate the 60th day of the ‘people’s movement’, Samaikyandhra supporters in the city organised various programmes at their respective protest camps here on Saturday.
Students of Gautam Talent School encircled the area surrounding the MCT office and formed the number ‘60’ at the protest camp of the Tirupati Samaikyandhra JAC (SAPS). Dressed themselves as freedom fighters and Hindu deities, they took part in the relay hunger strike.
Draping bandages around their limbs akin to leprosy patients, the teaching and non-teaching staff of the S.V. Veterinary University organised a protest near the varsity campus. Protestors squatted on pushcarts and begged on the streets. The protesters said that the agitation was organised to symbolically showcase the fate of Seemandhra people if the State was bifurcated. Students and teachers of the S.V. Arts College’s Mathematics department took part in the relay hunger strike near the college campus. Local MLA B. Karunakar Reddy visited their protest camp and expressed his solidarity.
Seemandhra leaders bear the brunt
Meanwhile, students of the S.V. Agricultural College performed a skit depicting the indifference of the Seemandhra political leaders over the bifurcation issue. Reproving them for maintaining a prolonged silence over the issue, they enacted the unresponsive politicians’ role. In the skit, the sleeping politicians were woken up by the students before they were thrashed with tree branches.
Imaging the Samaikyandhra stir as a snake, which would devour Seemandhra leaders, members of Sree Manasa Saranya Kshethram took out a ‘Samaikyandhra Sarpayatra’ in the city, with a 20-feet-long cardboard snake.
Adopting various themes, students stage protests to showcase the anger against the State bifurcation