Friday, March 11, 2011

Million march for Telangana in Hyderabad

UPDATED 10/3/2011 7:18:13 PM

HYRDRABAD:Normal life was thrown out of gear here on Thursday in view of massive traffic and security restrictions imposed by police ahead of the `Million March to Hyderabad` called by pro-Telangana groups seeking introduction of a Bill on separate state in the ongoing Parliament session.

Traffic restrictions came into force from morning hours and office-goers had a tough time reaching their destinations. The million march aimed at sending across a message to the Centre on formation of Telangana is supposed to be held from 1 pm to 4pm at Tankbund at the Hussainsagar lake in the heart of the city.

Police which has denied permission to the march citing that this programme may affect normal life and might even lead to law and order problems, have already imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC in Hyderabad and Cyberabad Police Commissionerate limits banning any kind of assembly of persons, rallies and processions.

Brief history of present Telengana Movement
In 1997, the state unit of Bharatia Janata party (BJP) passed a resolution seeking separate Telangana at Kakinada. Though the party created the states of Jharkand,Chattisgarh, and Uttarkhand in 2000, it could not create a separate Telangana state because of lack of consensus with Teluga Desam Party, which extended outside support to its government at the centre.  Congress party MLAs from the Telangana region who supported a separate Telangana state formed the Telangana Congress Legislators Forum. A new party called TelaanganRashtria Samithi (TRS), led by Kalvakuntla Chandra Sekhar Rao (KCR), was formed in 2001 with the single-point agenda of creating a separate Telangana state with Hyderabad as its capital.


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