The Government has strong fears that the Telangana march planned to be undertaken on September 30 will have a serious impact on the 19-day Conference of Parties (CoP-11) scheduled to be taken off on October 1.
It has a feeling that the march may lead to disturbances and tarnish the image of ‘Brand Hyderabad’. Expressing the Government concern over the march, Home Minister P. Sabitha Indra Reddy has asked top-brass of the police to take extra precautions not only on September 30, a day after the Ganesh immersion, but throughout the CoP-11.
The Home Minister reviewed the security issues in the light of the three events taking place around the same time with S. A. Hooda, Director-General, Law & Order and Commissioners of Police of Hyderabad and Cyberabad Anuraga Sharma and Ch. Dwaraka Tirumala Rao here on Tuesday.
Speaking to this correspondent later, the Minister said the Government had made fervent pleas to Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) to postpone the march contending that protecting the image of Hyderabad as a peaceful city should also be its concern. Any incident during the course of the conference would project the city differently to the delegates attending from 193 countries.
She also told leaders of Osmania University JAC to take permission for their proposed rally on September 27.
On the Ganesh immersion, she asked police to announce the routes for immersion processions, by Wednesday afternoon so that pandal organisers could make their arrangements.