Million March, people’s victory- Mahesh Pasula మార్చి 11, 2011Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in agitation, Andhra, BJP, Congress, Culture, Harish, Hyderabad, Identity, KCR, KTR, Media, Mulki, Muslim, politics, Sonia, students, TDP, Telangana, TRS, youth.
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I am glad to have participated in the Million March on Tankbund today. It was an unbelievable struggle and an adventure to reach tankbund by 1 pm, thanks to studying in Hyderabad I know the gallies in Ashok Nagar area. Our team has reached the place on time and we took the stairs in the middle of tank bund so there was less resistance compared to the main entrances of tankbund.
Within half an hour, the entire tankbund was jampacked inspite of police blocking all roads to tankbund. Actually all the highways were barricaded for the past few days and they have not allowed any suspicious individuals or groups to enter Hyderabad.
The scene represented war zone. Not sure if we are fighting for a separate state or separate country or do they consider us terrorists. I wish they had the same concern protecting our country borders, we would have definitely not had a Kargil or 26/11 in Mumbai..
Anyway, once we reached tankbund it was festive environment and all groups participated in the march peacefully for a couple of hours… Then small incidents transpired into big and statues were destroyed. I must say it looks much more dramatic on TV than being there. A few guys standing on top of a statue and attempting to destroy is being shown as “Karseva” level demolition
If not for students, lawyers and employees (though they have backstabbed recently) this movement wouldnt have sustained this long. Hats off to them
Of all the political parties, BJP stood out with their presence. TRS was nowhere to be seen. (May be 10% representation among political parties). Muslims played their part very well.
I met many people who are working at the grass root level and I must say that it is because of these die hard supporters the movement is still strong. Their energy is contagious but they are certainly frustrated with political parties.
I am glad to have got the opportunity to directly participate in the event rather than watching on TV.