Help spread the truth about Telangana region of India. Since 1956, when Andhra and Telangana merged, Telangana has gotten the short end of the stick in terms of natural resources, funding and representation in government. Though two major rivers have their sources in Telangana, irrigation projects divert the precious water to other areas. The feelings have often spilled over into violence, and in 1969, 400 people died in Telangana-related violence.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Advocates lead T movement

(Courtesy : http://www.deccanchronicle.com/karimnagar/advocates-lead-t-movement-538)

Professionals, particularly lawyers, are taking the initiative in the ongoing separate Telangana movement.

Bar associations in the district are leading the agitation. For the last two months, advocates in Nizamabad, Kamareddy, Armoor, Yellareddy and Bodhan towns have been playing an active role in the separate Telangana movement. Seniors and lady advocates are also active.

On Monday, around 100 advocates from the district participated in a protest at Parliament. On par with the political joint action committee (JAC), advocates have also been organising several agitations for separate statehood.

The Nizamabad Bar Association conducted Satyanarayana vratham, and special prayers by Muslim advocates, seeking immediate carving out of a new state.

Advocates declared that they would extend free legal aid to Telangana agitators, and also extended moral support to students of the Telangana University (TU).

They are also in touch with the students JAC of Telangana University.

Speaking to this newspaper, senior advocate Takkar Hanmanth Reddy said that being intellectuals, advocates were extending their solidarity to the separate Telangana state movement.

He admitted that because of their involvement in the Telangana movement, court transactions had been affected.

Meanwhile, Kamareddy Bar Association members boycotted court on Monday and staged a rasta roko at Nizamsagar (Kistaiah) chowrasta.

Due to this, vehicular traffic on the Nizamabad-Hyderabad and Sircilla-Yellareddy routes was disrupted. The advocates raised slogans against the Congress government and demanded introduction of a separate Telangana bill in Parliament. Police reached the Nizamsagar crossroads and convinced the agitating advocates to call off the rasta roko.

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