Telangana JAC gets nod for protest in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Jan 27 (IANS) After arrests of Telangana leaders and activists, Hyderabad police Sunday granted permission to the Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) to hold demonstrations in the city. The police said the JAC can stage protests at Indira Park till Monday evening.

The permission came after legislative council member and eminent academician Chukkah Ramaiah, revolutionary balladeer Gadar and others held talks with state Home Minister Sabita Indra Reddy and Police Commissioner Anurag Sharma.

Ramaiah said Telangana supporters in large numbers would participate in the protest. He also demanded release of all leaders and activists arrested in Hyderabad and other parts of Telangana.

Police had earlier refused permission for 36-hour protest called by the JAC to press the demand that the centre make an announcement on Telangana by Monday. With police finally giving them permission, the JAC leaders who had launched the protest at JAC office left for Indira Park.

Legislators of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), who sat on a protest at state assembly, also began their march for the venue. TRS leader E. Rajender appealed to people from all Telangana districts to reach Hyderabad.

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