Hundreds of Kakatiya varsity students try to barge into Minister’s residence
Armed policemen in large numbers rushed in
KU students resume relay hunger strike
WARANGAL: Hundreds of students from Kakatiya University pelted stones and tried to barge into the residence of Major Irrigation Minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah here on Friday demanding his resignation in support of separate Telangana.
Some students smashed window panes of the house. Meanwhile, armed policemen in large numbers were rushed in and there were tense moments for a while.
The pro-Telangana agitation continued for the second day though the bandh was relaxed. People in small groups came out raising slogans and moving all over the streets. Students of Kakatiya University who formed into a Joint Action Committee launched their relay hunger strike again at the campus.
TDP leader Revuri Prakash Reddy visited the campus and addressed the students. He accused the Congress of ditching the people of Telangana once again.
Coal miners’ strike
At Bhupalpally town, coal miners struck work for the second day affecting coal production.
The workers affiliated to nine different unions came together to form a Joint Action Committee and decided to continue their agitation till the Centre announced a clear decision on formation of separate Telangana.
Processions and rasta-rokos were organised elsewhere across the district.
The district police mobilised Rapid Action Force, Andhra Pradesh Special Police and other forces to maintain law and order.