Ahead of PM's visit, protests in Hyderabad on Telangana issue

Published: 16th October 2012 03:50 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th October 2012 03:50 PM   |  A+A-


Ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to the city today, TRS and T-JAC leaders launched a stir over the Telangana statehood demand.

A group of pro-Telangana activists, who took out a rally and tried to release black balloons in the air near People's Plaza on Necklace Road here, were taken into custody and a gas cylinder used for filling the balloons was seized, an officer attached to Ramgopalpet police station said.

The activists wanted to release black balloons as a mark of protest against the Union Government's "delay" in granting statehood to Telangana, the officer said.

At Indira Park, TRS legislators, T-JAC, BJP and Congress leaders launched a sit-in wearing black badges.

Telangana Nagara Samithi leader Nagam Janardhan Reddy also joined this agitation.

A group of pro-Telangana students also took out a rally near Arts College in the Osmania University campus holding black balloons.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is scheduled to address the 11th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) here this afternoon.


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