The AP High Court on Friday granted permission to ABVP to hold a meeting (Vidhyarthi Ranabheri) at Nizam College grounds in Hyderabad on January 23, albeit with certain restrictions. The court restricted the participants from raising slogans prior to or after the meeting. Other conditions include that the organisers have to conduct the meet between 3 pm and 6 pm. TNN
Junior docs stage Vaidya Garjana
Junior doctors of Osmania Medical College staged a Vaidya Garjana where over 2,000 medical students gathered to express solidarity to the T cause. Medical students of over three medical colleges in the T - belt reportedly attended the event. The students occupied the Osmania Medical College grounds from 4 pm to 6.30 pm and organised cultural activities in support of Telangana statehood. While the meeting was peaceful , police arrested and removed non-students who were planning to enter the area, including balladeers Rasamayi Balakrishna and Arunodaya Vimalakka.
Meanwhile, the female students of Osmania University are planning to take out a bus rally for Telangana on Saturday. Over 200 female students will set out on the rally in support of the T cause. They will travel through all the 10 T districts, said an OU JAC member. Meanwhile, classes for II and IV semester started peacefully in Osmania University . Meanwhile, JAC members gave a call to all the people from Telangana region not to pay their electricity and water bills till the T issue gets resolved.
Cong MLAs, MLCs face KCR ire
TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday vent his ire at Congress MLAs and MLCs of Telangana for not putting pressure on the Assembly Speaker to accept their resignations. The TRS chief, who held a meeting with party leaders and a group of Congress and TDP leaders, expressed displeasure at the way Congress MLAs were backtracking on the resignation issue. He pointed out that Congress MLAs had come with TRS representatives demanding the Speaker to accept their resignations on January 19 after a student committed suicide in support of statehood to Telangana . None of the elected represen-tatives met the Speaker over the past 72 hours even as our party MLAs are building pressure on Speaker N Kiran Kumar Reddy to accept their resignations , he said.
The TRS president, according to party leaders, is of the view that if Congress MLAs came forward, TDP would also mount pressure on the Speaker to accept their resignations, which ultimately could lead to a constitutional crisis in the state. He wanted to create a crisis in the state by getting the resignations of all MLAs in Telangana by January end and repeatedly insisted on the same while addressing all Telangana political JAC meetings, he said.
Make law to check vandalism: High Court
The AP High Court on Friday expressed anger over the frequent bandhs and rasta rokos being organised by political parties in the state. The court advised the state government to either make a law or amend the law to hold the persons responsible for damaging public and private properties during agitations and attach the properties of such persons. Justice B Chandra Kumar dealing with an anticipatory bail petition filed by one of the accused in the recent attacks on Reliance properties in Khammam district, observed that the political parties and their leaders have to lead the people in peaceful methods.
Merely because there was delay in completing enquiry or doing justice, the leaders are not expected to lead the mobs and indulge in destructive activities , the judge said. The court observed that burning of buses and damaging public property was nothing but amounting to committing crimes against the society. The court was of the opinion that it was for the government and for the leaders to see that the life and the properties are protected and issues are solved in a democratic manner and if necessary by taking the opinion of the public in a plebiscite.
Referring to the directions of the Apex Court in Indian National Congress (I) versus Institute of Social Welfare and others, the judge asked the government to take a serious note on the directions to recover damages from those who have aided, abetted or instigated the destruction of public properties. While granting anticipatory bail to the petitioner Yadamakanti Chinna Rosi Reddy, the judge advised the media that it cannot be irresponsible in publishing or telecasting untruth or baseless versions. The judge directed the petitioner to surrender before the police within 10 days. The judge asked the police to release him on bail after obtaining sureties.