Telangana protestors were arrested by police in Hyderabad, Warangal and other parts of the region. Rallies were taken out and meetings were held to condemn the statement of union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, who is in charge of the state.
In an innovative protest, Telangana activists staged a demonstration with dogs, seeking to compare the central government’s attitude towards Telangana with the dog’s barking. In Hyderabad, police arrested revolutionary balladeer Gadar, who was leading a rally to Telangana Martyrs’ Memorial at Gun Park near the state assembly. Dozens of students marching towards Gun Park were also detained. Protestors were arrested when they were trying to march towards Raj Bhavan and also those attempting to lay siege to MLA Quarters were also arrested.
Osmania University remained tense with police not allowing students to take out a rally. Raising slogans of “Jai Telangana”, the students tried to march towards Gun Park near the state assembly but were pushed back by police, who closed the university gates.Police arrested over 30 students at the Nizam College in the heart of the city when they tried to take out a rally to Telangana Martyrs’ Memorial at Gun Park.
Tension also prevailed at Indira Park, where Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) members continued their protest for the second day. Students trying to take out a rally from Indira Park clashed with police when they were stopped. Students were also stopped from joining the protest at Indira Park as police had Sunday granted permission for demonstrations there on the condition that no more than 2,000 people would participate in it.