Saturday, October 15, 2011

Rail Roko in Telangana: 124 trains cancelled, hundreds held






Rail Roko in Telangana: 124 trains cancelled, hundreds held: Police arrested hundreds of leaders and activists of Telangana movement as a three-day rail blockade began in the region on Saturday amid tension.

The three-day rail-roko (rail blockade) in the Telangana region called for by those demanding a separate state began on Saturday with protesters descending on railway stations and tracks in the hundreds and the authorities responding with massive arrests.

The rail roko comes in the midst of the people's strike called for by the Telangana Political JAC and the Telangana state government employees that entered the 33rd day on Saturday. For the last month, normal life has been totally paralysed in the nine Telangana districts and partially disrupted in the Greater Hyderabad region with public transport (APSRTC) staying off the roads, industries shut down, all citizen services in the various state government departments frozen and the academic schedule in the various educational institutions taking a big hit with the management, parents and students uncertain if their institution will function the following day.




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