Staff Reporter

All the roads blocked; people sing and dance till late in the evening

WARANGAL: The traders and businessmen voluntarily closed their establishments, while people in hundreds and thousands came out to take part in pro-telangana demonstrations all over the district.

The bandh paralysed the normal life as buses came to a halt and private transports operations too were withdrawn. The pleasant weather prompted many to join the demonstrators and there were rallies everywhere on the roads . People were singing and dancing to the drumbeats holding flags continued unendingly till late in the night. The roads from Kazipet and Warangal towns till Kakatiya University campus were completely blocked with the innumerable processions by employees, students and general public, including, schoolchildren . At Dornakal and Nekkonda towns, people from surrounding villages blocked the movement of trains in the early hours.

Each of the rallies taken out from various parts of the town ended on the campus. People chose to visit the campus where nine students were on indefinite hunger strike for past three days. The hunger strike by TDP MLA Danasari Anasuya also reached third day at Mulug mandal headquarters and her condition is stated to be deteriorating . There was sudden euphoria among the students and public when movie artiste and director R. Narayana Murthy made an appearance on the campus.

Meanwhile, the Joint Action Committee (JAC) led by the Telangana Non-Gazetted Officers Association (TNGOs) organised a massive public meeting at the Hayagreevachary compound. The turnout was beyond expectation. TNGOs president K. Ravinder Reddy, academics from Kakatiya University and several others representing different political parties took part in the meeting demanding separate Telangana State.

Bandh total

Sangareddy Staff Reporter writes: Bandh observed by JAC in Medak district on Wednesday was complete with the life coming to a grinding halt. All the shops and establishments remained closed while RTC suspended its services . The main roads became play grounds for the youth NH-5 and NH-7 were completely blocked and the traffic was jammed at both the roads. Even Rajiv Rahadari was also closed. Forming of human chains and playing Batukamma, singing and dancing became part of the agitation everywhere. The agitators sat on important roads almost for every two kilometres and demanded formation of separate State.

Even the employees of the Ordinance Factory (ODF) Medak belonging to different unions boycotted duties and participated in the agitation. This is for the first time in the recent history where the employees of the region participated in the agitation in such a large number.

Even the Muslims, who were so far quietly observing the scrnario, participated in the movement raising slogans for the separate Telangana State. However, the bandh was incident-free.

The Zilla Parishad general body meeting scheduled for Wednesday was postponed as no one attended the meeting due to bandh. Some of the agitators tried to attack the house of ZP Chairman M. Balaiah but were prevented by the police.

Hundreds of villagers from Malapahad, Etigadda Sangham and Atmakur tried to stop water that flows to Hyderabad from Singoor at Singoor village. However, the officials themselves stopped the water and then released it after agitators left.