'We have to fight to liberate Hyderabad'

Published: 03rd October 2013 01:24 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd October 2013 01:24 PM   |  A+A-

APNGOs’ association president P Ashok Babu has appealed to the students to know about the Indian freedom struggle and the history of Andhra Pradesh.

Inaugurating a one-day hunger strike organised by the Student JAC under the leadersip of Devineni Avinash at the Mahatma Gandhi Statue, near the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) Office here Wednesday, Ashok Babu said several leaders had laid down their lives to achieve Independence for the country.

Ashok Babu said unfortunately the people living in Hyderabad today had no freedom. “I wanted to garland the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Hyderabad but the situation was not conducive. We have to fight to liberate Hyderabad,” he added. The APNGO leader asked the students to spend some time on reading books on the history of the nation and of the people. He exhorted them to know about how different states were formed in the country and appealed to them to learn about the resources available in the country and how they were being shared.

He said the people of all the three regions - Rayalaseema, Coastal Andhra and Telangana - had planted a sapling in 1956 (formation of Andhra Pradesh) and it had grown up now. But the people of Seemandhra were being denied the fruits by some selfish elements, he added. Earlier, Ashok Babu garlanded the statue of Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanthi. He said the NGOs and other employees in the state, besides the teachers, students and farmers, were seeking the blessings of Mahatma Gandhi to keep the state united.

He visited the hunger-strike camp of the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation employees and expressed his solidarity with them.


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