Dharna Against Arrest of Rights Activists

Published: 23rd September 2014 06:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd September 2014 06:03 AM   |  A+A-

VISAKHAPATNAM: Protesting the detention of rights activists, including Varavara Rao and Kalyana Rao of Revolutionary Writers Association, Civil Liberties Committee (CLC) state president Ch Chandrasekhar and others in Hyderabad Sunday, CLC members and other rights activists organised a dharna near Mahatma Gandhi statue in Visakhapatnam Monday. CLC district leaders T Srirammurthy and G Raghuram along with Progressive Organisation for Women leader M Lakshmi and others participated in the dharna alleging that the rights activists were illegally detained by the Telangana government.

The activists alleged that Telangana CM K Chadrasekhar Rao who was vocal about human rights during the T movement, had himself violated the rights by getting the activists arrested for holding a meeting by the Forum for Alternative Politics. The activists pointed out that people need not take permission for an indoor meeting and demanded the immediate release of all the leaders.

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