Tension prevailed once again in Adilabad district when Adivasis took out a mammoth rally at Neredugonda and organized rasta roko alleging that Lambadas attacked them. Vehicular traffic came to a grinding halt for over two hours.
On the other hand, Adivasi women stormed the police station expressing protest. Alert police personnel obstructed Adivasi women leading to tension for some time. The police imposed prohibitory order in the district. Adilabad bandh passed off peacefully on Saturday except minor incidents.
In Jayashankar Bhupalapally district, the Adivasis continued their agitation on Saturday too. Adivasis obstructed developmental works going on in Medaram. It may be mentioned here that Adivasis were staging dharnas for the last two days demanding that the State government delete names of Lambadas from the list of Temple Jatara committee. On Saturday morning, the Adivasis caused traffic jam on Pasra-Tadvai road by felling trees on the road. (NSS)