Hyderabad: Million March today, mass arrests going on

Hyderabad: Million March today, mass arrests going on
Telangana Political Joint Action Committee (TJAC) has threatened to intensify agitation if TRS Government fails to provide jobs to unemployed youth in the State. Addressing the 'Koluvulakai Kotlaata' (fight for jobs) meeting at Saroornagar Stadium on Monday, TJAC Chairman Prof. M. Kodandaram alleged that the TRS Government has failed to provide jobs to the youth. He said those raising voice against the government's failures were being harassed by implicating them in false cases. He said the government was not even permitting any organising to hold a meeting and the TJAC was able to conduct 'Koluvulakai Kotlaata' only after the intervention of High Court. He said despite having permission for the meeting, police took over 2,000 students and youth into custody to prevent them from participating in the meeting. Kodandaram said despite obstacles created by TRS Government and police, the 'Koluvulakai Kotlaata' meeting was a grand success. Revolutionary poet Gaddar was participated as Chief Guest. The meeting was also addressed by leaders of all opposition parties. They include Congress leaders T. Jeevan Reddy and Dr. Dasoju Sravan, BJP leader Chintala Ramchander Rao, CPI leader Chada Venkat Reddy, educationists Chukka Ramaiah, Vemula Akka, Zaheeruddin Ali Khan, Govardhan Reddy, and other leaders. They demanded that the government immediately fill all vacancies to honour its promise. Elaborate security arrangements were made both inside and outside the stadium. (Photo: Zabi)

The government has not given permission to the Telangana JAC proposed Million March, which turned Telangana movement to a peak stage, annual celebrations to be held on March 10. The police resorted to pre-arrests of JAC leaders as they announced that they will organise Million March annual celebrations. The arrests of leaders were going on since Thursday night.

Condemning the arrests of leaders, TJAC chairman Prof. M Kodandaram warned that the state government would not suppress the democratic aspirations of people. He demanded the state government to release the leaders arrested by the police. It may be mentioned here that Kodandaram thought that he would announce his new political party on the occasion of annual celebrations of Million March.

TJAC and CPI urged the police to give permission to the Million March Spoorthy Sabha on Tank Bund on March 10. CPI state secretary Chada Venkat Reddy has urged the central zone police on March 2 on behalf on Telangana JAC to give permission to organise ‘Aata, Maata, Paata’ program. However, the central zone DCP stated that it was not possible to give permission to the program as the venue was at centre of the city. The police said that traffic zam will take place and people would face troubles as the students were writing their examinations.

The police reminded that the anti-social elements entered into the Million March and created destruction. Several people received injuries during Million March and the people faced inconvenience and the police filed criminal cases against many people then. The police made it clear that it was not possible to give permission for the Million March Spoorthy Sabha keeping the past experiences in view. (NSS)