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KCR ‘fast’ ends second day నవంబర్ 30, 2009

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TRS chief’s fast-unto-death broken

Khammam (AP), Nov 30 (PTI) The fast-unto-death undertaken by TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao for creation of a separate Telangana state was broken today as he was administered saline at a government hospital here, police said.

A team of doctors, sent by Andhra Pradesh government from Hyderabad, examined Rao after which he was taken to the hospital.

Rao was administered saline and he also had fruit juice, Khammam ASP Parimala Nutan said, adding that the TRS president has also reportedly said that he has ended his fast.

There is no cause for concern about his health, he said.

The former union minister was arrested yesterday at Karimnagar ahead of his proposed fast-unto-death at Siddipet in Medak district demanding separate Telangana.

He was produced before a magistrate at Khammam who remanded him to 14-day judicial custody. He is lodged in the sub-jail in the town.

(PTI) http://www.ptinews.com/news/401096_TRS-chief-s-fast-unto-death-broken

TRS chief ends ‘fast unto death’ after days of violence
2009-11-30 21:40:00

With the movement for separate Telangana state taking a violent turn, Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) president K. Chandrasekhara Rao ended his ‘fast unto death’ at a hospital in Andhra Pradesh’s Khammam town Monday evening.

Rao, who was arrested Sunday near Karimnagar town while he was heading to Siddipet in Medak district for launching the ‘final battle’ for separate state of Telangana, was offered fruit juice by his party workers to break his indefinite period fast. (మరింత…)

KCR’s Telangana drama shifts to jail నవంబర్ 30, 2009

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KCR’s Telangana drama shifts to jail
TNN 30 November 2009

HYDERABAD/KHAMMAM: Riding high on his Telangana plank, TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao padded up for a long innings by launching a fast-unto-death stir in Khammam sub-jail on Sunday after he was arrested and remanded to 14 days. In a dramatic turn of events, the TRS chief was arrested at Alaganoor on the outskirts of Karimnagar while he was on his way to Siddipet for the fast.

As about 150 party vehicles followed the police convoy, cops stopped the activists on Karimnagar outskirts and kept changing the route till they reached Khammam. At one point it was said that he would be taken to Rajahmundry from Khammam. Later, they said he would be brought to Hyderabad by a chopper.

“I will continue my fast even if the government imprisons me,” KCR said while being shifted to the jail at Danavaigudem after he was produced before a magistrate in Khammam where medical tests were conducted. Rejecting the bail plea, special judicial second class magistrate Ch Sreerama Murthy ordered 14-day remand for KCR and nine others. A case was registered against KCR under sections 114, 117, 120 (B), 143, 153 (A), 202, 209, 505 (B) and 506 in the I Town police station. The sections relate to making inflammatory speeches and raking up regional passions. KCR, however, appealed to his supporters not to attempt suicide.

Following the arrest, students and TRS workers protested at Osmania University (OU) in Hyderabad, Kakatiya University (KU) in Warangal, Telangana University (TU) in Nizamabad and pelted stones at police and RTC buses. Ten RTC buses were damaged across the state. The situation turned volatile on the OU campus when students hurled stones at the cops who resorted to lathicharge to disperse them. A student threatened to jump from hostel terrace.

The TRS has called for a bandh in Telangana on Monday. “This is undemocratic. The government action is not acceptable. We are appealing to all to observe a bandh in the entire region,” TRS floor leader in the assembly Etela Rajender said in Karimnagar. KCR’s nephew and party MLA T Harish Rao and other leaders were arrested at Siddipet.

Harish Rao doused himself with petrol when police tried to arrest him but he was overpowered. Harish and 13 others were later granted bail. (మరింత…)

Operation Arrest – Tensions deepen in Telangana నవంబర్ 29, 2009

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Violence spreads after TRS chief’s arrest
Amarnath K. Menon

Hyderabad, November 29, 2009

At least two activists attempted self immolation, one of them grievously, and buses were stoned in the agitation for a separate Telangana, following the pre-emptive arrest of the fiery Telangana Rashtra Samithi president K.Chandrasekhara Rao hours before he was to begin a fast unto death on Sunday.

Early in the day Rao was to travel from Karimnagar, the district headquarters town, to Siddipet in contiguous Medak district to begin the fast at a highly fortified venue. The TRS was to have Rao and other party leaders begin the indefinite fast with their own security cover to prevent the police from foiling their plan. But Rao was arrested soon after he left Karimnagar, bundled into a bullet proof vehicle and taken to Khammam. He is being detained on several charges including that of spreading disaffection. Even as the magistrate sent Rao to judicial custody for 14 days he vowed to continue his fast in the Khammam sub jail.

The news of the arrest sparked off violence in Hyderabad and several other places. The police resorted to lathi charge of students and other protesters coming out of hostel buildings on the Osmania University campus when they began raining stones at the police. Several students who were injured have been rushed to hospital. Some policemen and a TV camera person was also injured.

Apprehensive of the situation spinning out of control the police stormed into the venue of the hunger strike at Siddipet, breaking the TRS barricades and arrested the other TRS leaders including the party legislator T. Harish Rao, a nephew of Chandrasekhara Rao. To prevent the explosive situation from worsening electricity supply was also disrupted in several places in Telangana so as to avoid widespread viewing of the post arrest incidents on television.

Meanwhile, government employees, students and other supporters of a separate Telangana also took to the streets in a show of solidarity. Tensions are likely to deepen with the TRS calling for a bandh across all nine Telangana districts on Monday.

Source: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/site/Story/72809/LATEST%20NEWS/TRS+chief%27s+arrest+sparks+off+violence.html

Osmania University turns into battlefield నవంబర్ 29, 2009

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Youngster immolates himself; Students clash with police after KCR’s arrest
K. Srinivas Reddy, The Hindu, November 29, 2009

Tension escalated on Osmania University campus after students clashed with policemen repeatedly, even as a youngster resorted to self-immolation after the police in Karimnagar foiled the attempts of K. Chandrasekhara Rao, chief of the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) to launch a fast-unto-death demanding separate statehood for Telangana on Sunday morning.

At least two dozen students and policemen were injured in the free-for-all battle on the Osmania Unversity campus where students reacted violently to the arrest of Mr. Rao in Karimnagar. Even as the police was grappling with the situation on the campus, another youngster, later identified as Srikanth immolated himself with kerosene near LB Nagar cross roads.

Srikanth attended in a private hospital for first aid and was later shifted to Gandhi Hospital where his condition was stated to be critical.

Mr. Chandrasekhar Rao, who was on his way to Siddipet to launch his indefinite fast was intercepted by a heavy contingent of police on Karimnagar outskirts and taken into custody.

The repercussions were instant on the Osmania University campus in the State capital where more than 1000 students demonstrated denouncing the arrest. The heavy posse of policemen in riot-gear on the campus became their target. There was heavy stone pelting on the police from Krishnaveni hostel side and initially, police exercised some restraint, but as the numbers of students swelled and stone hurling intensified, police used force. (మరింత…)

Telangana burning – OU turns a battlefield, KCR in Khammam sub jail, hundreds arrested నవంబర్ 29, 2009

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Scuffle in OU after KCR’s arrest
IANS November 29, 2009

At least 10 students were injured on Sunday as clashes broke out between police and students at Osmania University here following the arrest of Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) president K. Chandrasekhara Rao in Karimnagar before he was to begin a ‘fast unto death’ demanding separate statehood for the Telangana region.

Tension prevailed on the Osmania University campus as students supporting the demand for a separate Telangana fought pitched battles with police.

Police said some students climbed onto the terrace of one of the hostel buildings and threatened to jump down. Another student was seen pouring petrol on himself, demanding that the police stay away from the building.

As the news of KCR’s arrest broke out, students took to the streets in the campus and pelted stones at policemen deployed in large number since Saturday.

Some students were injured when the police chased them into one hostel building and beat them up. Protesting the police action, students gathered at other points in the campus.

A student leader said they would take a rally to the state secretariat to protest both KCR’s arrest and the police action against the students.

Source: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/hyderabad/scuffle-ou-after-kcrs-arrest-546

Tension prevails in Telangana నవంబర్ 29, 2009

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Tension prevails in Telangana area following KCR arrest
Siasat, Sunday, 29 November 2009

Karimnagar, November 29: Tension prevailed in north Telangana Districts when the police arrested the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) President K Chandrasekhara Rao near Alagnoor Cross Roads when he was proceeding to Siddipet to commence ‘fast-unto-death’ on the demand for a separate Telangana state.

TRS activists and students resorted to dharnas, road blockades and even damaged buses in various places in Adilabad, Nizamabad, Medak and Karminagar protesting against the arrest of their leader, demanding separate Telangana in the wake of Supreme Court declaring Hyderabad ”as a free zone” for posting of policemen in Andhra Pradesh.
TRS MLA T Harish Rao who started his fast in Siddipet along with the former MLAs Padma Devender Goud, Satyanarayana Rao and others called for Telangana Bandh tomorrow following the arrest of Chandrasekhara Rao and appealed all including the business people and students to cooperate with the bandh. (మరింత…)

KCR gears up for fast – unto – death నవంబర్ 28, 2009

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Tension grips T region as KCR gears up for fast-unto-death
PTI 29 November 2009, 01:50am IST

HYDERABAD: Tension gripped regions in Telangana on Saturday ahead of the proposed fast-unto-death by TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao demanding immediate grant of statehood for the region even as security was beefed up to thwart any untoward incidents
Rao is scheduled to start his fast on Sunday in his home town Siddipet in Medak district.

Alleging that the state government was using repressive methods to thwart his proposed agitation, the TRS chief said chief minister K Rosaiah would be held responsible for any eventuality. “You (Rosaiah) can’t stuff food into my mouth and break my fast. We have seen enough so far and we shall not cow down any longer” the former Union minister said in an angry tone even as police apprehended scores of party workers in different districts of the region for canvassing support for his fast.

Meanwhile, prohibitory orders under section 144 CRPC have been clamped in Karimnagar where Rao is currently camping. A large posse of police personnel virtually laid siege to TRS Bhavan in Karimnagar where Rao was closeted in a meeting with his party leaders. There were indications that the police may place the leader under house arrest in Karimnagar itself and prevent him from reaching Siddipet.
Six IPS officials and hundreds of policemen have been moved to Siddipet, Karimnagar and other places in Telangana for maintaining law and order with intelligence inputs indicating that the TRS cadre may resort to violence.

“We have put everything in place to ensure that the situation does not go out of hands. Our focus is on preventing violence in view of the threat issued by the TRS,” a top IPS official overseeing the operation said.

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/Tension-grips-T-region-as-KCR-gears-up-for-fast-unto-death/articleshow/5280547.cm

KCR may be arrested నవంబర్ 28, 2009

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KCR may be arrested
November 29th, 2009 Deccan Chronicle
By Our Correspondent

Hyderabad/ Siddipet, Nov. 28: The Telangana Rashtra Samiti chief, Mr K. Chandrasekhar Rao, is likely to be arrested before he begins his fast-unto-death demanding statehood for Telangana on Sunday in Siddipet at 11 am.

Police tightened security across the region and the elite Greyhounds were pressed into service. Around 3,500 policemen were deployed in Siddipet alone, said Warangal region IG Mr J. Purnachandra Rao.
Dozens of TRS leaders and activists were being picked up from dawn itself.

An indication of Mr Rao’s likely arrest came when Siddipet ASP Ms Jayalaxmi said no permission was given to him for the hunger strike. The Chief Minister, Mr K. Rosaiah, left it to the police “to act in accordance with the situation.”

“You have a free hand to maintain law and order and peace. You can take any action you feel is necessary, we won’t come in your way,” Mr Rosaiah told the police after a high-level review of the situation, according to sources. When an official asked if Mr Rao should be taken into custody before he proceeds to Siddipet, Mr Rosaiah reportedly replied: “It is for you to take a decision.” (మరింత…)

Congress MP criticises KCR strategy నవంబర్ 28, 2009

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MP flays KCR
Staff Reporter, The Hindu November 29, 2009

TRS chief trying to provoke innocent people on sentiment issue, he alleges

KARIMNAGAR: Karimnagar MP Ponnam Prabhakar has said that TRS president K. Chandrashekhar Rao should own responsibility if there was any kind of violence during his fast-unto-death programme in Karimnagar district in general and his parliament constituency in particular.

Talking to newsmen here on Saturday evening, he flayed Mr. Chandrashekhar Rao for camping in Karimnagar district and provoking the innocent people of the district on the sentiment issue.

“If he (KCR) is doing his fast-unto-death programme against the declaration of Hyderabad as free zone, he should do the same in the State capital in Hyderabad and not in Siddipet town and gain sympathy for his party in the region”, he maintained.

He said that Mr. Rao had no right to stay in Karimnagar district as he neglected his constituency people during his tenure as MP in spite of being elected on three occasions.

Condemning the remarks made against the Congress leaders on the Statehood issue, he said that the Congress party has its own strategy and Mr. Rao could not dictate terms to the party.

Source: http://www.hindu.com/2009/11/29/stories/2009112957090300.htm

Fast-unto-death for Telangana నవంబర్ 28, 2009

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Telangana issue: Chandrasekhar Rao on fast-unto-death
NDTV Correspondent, Saturday November 28, 2009, Hyderabad

Telangana Rashtra Samiti supremo K Chandrasekhar Rao will once again try to mount pressure on the UPA government to grant statehood to Telangana.

His modus operandi this time is to sit on a fast-unto-death from Sunday.

“In spite of our repeated requests to the highest offices at the Centre and the state, the response was very poor. Ultimately, that led to my decision to undertake this fast-unto-death,” said Chandrasekhar Rao.

Chandrasekhar Rao will be surrounded by TRS activists to prevent the police from disrupting his fast. The build-up has caused concern in the Congress camp.

“Any fast-unto-death will create law and order problem. I think it will be resolved. He will have to reconsider his decision,” said P.Laxmaiah, Andhra Irrigation Minister.

The TRS fared poorly in the Lok Sabha and assembly elections in April-May this year. This desperate and dramatic gamble by KCR is an attempt to regain some of the credibility and political space he has lost in the region.

In August 2006, he sat on a fast in New Delhi over the same issue. He was persuaded to call it off after two days.

Source: http://www.ndtv.com/news/india/telangana_issue_chandrasekhar_rao_on_fast-unto-death.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ndtv%2FLsgd+%28NDTV+News+-+India%29