Students feel let down by KCR, intensify T- agitation డిసెంబర్ 2, 2009Posted by Telangana Utsav in Congress, Hyderabad, Identity, Kakatiya, livelihoods, Mulki, Osmania, Palamur, politics, Telangana, TRS, universities, Warangal.
Students feel let down by KCR, vow to carry on T-agitation
Times News Network, December 2, 2009
Hyderabad: Angered by TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao’s “flip-flop” on his fast-unto- death, students of various universities and other educational institutions in the Telangana region on Tuesday vowed to step up their agitation for the separate statehood.
Students of Osmania, Kakatiya, Telangana and Palamur universities and other institutions held protest demonstrations against KCR for calling off his fast within two days. The irate KU students said they would continue their agitation for separate Telangana even if KCR gave up his fast. “We are undertaking the ‘deeksha’ without any party’s affiliation or support. So, KCR or no KCR, we will go ahead with our dharnas to realise our goal of a separate Telangana,” said Ch Ramakrishna, a PG student of Kakatiya University.
Around 500 students sat on a relay hunger strike in front of the distance education centre on the KU campus as Janasakthi party founder Kura Rajanna visited them to express his solidarity with them. In the evening, hundreds of students blocked the Warangal-Karimnagar highway and staged a rasta roko in protest against the lathicharge on the students in Khammam earlier in the day.
“KCR has said that he would sacrifice his life for separate Telangana. But he has let us down by calling off his fast. But we will continue our fight,” a student at OU said during a rally on the campus. Hundreds of students registered their protest against KCR and took out a symbolic rally by tying their hands with handcuffs and ropes.
Students of Telangana and Palamur universities also sat on a relay hunger strike on the campus premises at Dichpally and Mahbubnagar. Terming KCR as a “betrayer” of Telangana, the students launched a scathing attack on him and said they would go all out to achieve the separate state. “We will fight to achieve the long pending dream of the people of the region,” Madhusudan Rao, a TU student, said. Later, they took out a funeral procession of KCR and burnt his effigy.
Source: Times of India December 2, 2009