Shutdown by Dalit groups in Andhra
Indo-Asian News Service, Updated: January 30, 2012 10:52 IST
Hyderabad: A day-long shutdown began in Andhra Pradesh on Monday on a
call given by Dalit groups to protest the recent desecration of
statues of B.R. Ambedkar.
Schools, colleges, shops and business establishments remained closed
in many districts while protestors blocked roads to stop buses of
state-owned Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC).
Student organistations, especially Osmania University student Joint
Action Committee has also called for a shutdown to protest the
desecration of statues in Amlapuram and other parts of East Godavari
Opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS),
left parties, and people's organizations have extended their support
for the bandh.
Police in Hyderabad are on high alert after three vehicles were burnt
by protestors Sunday night.
A private bus was set afire at Chilkalguda in Secunderabad early
Monday. Earlier, a bus of APSRTC was torched in Ramanthapur while a
private van was destroyed in Tarnaka.
Police have sealed all the routes around Osmania University in
Hyderabad to prevent students from taking out a rally.
Madiga Reservation Porata Samithi (MRPS) and students groups have
planned protests in Hyderabad.
Three people were arrested for damaging the Ambedkar statues.
According to the police, the accused resorted to the act in an
inebriated condition and ruled out conspiracy by any political or
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