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Protests rage on at Sectt

Protests rage on at Sectt
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The Secretariat on Wednesday turned out to be dharna chowk with the agitations of Telangana and Seemandhra employees. Its premises reverberated with the sloganeering by the protestors. The employees led by Secretariat Seemandhra Employees Forum (SSEF) rendered songs depicting political leaders of Seemandhra as backstabbers who are responsible for the division of Andhra Pradesh. The Seemandhra employees staged dharna in front of K block and raised slogans against MPs and MLAs of their region. Police objected to the employees when they tried to enter C block.

T staff thank Sonia for division decision; Seemandhra employees dub their leaders as backstabbers

Hyderabad: The Secretariat on Wednesday turned out to be dharna chowk with the agitations of Telangana and Seemandhra employees. Its premises reverberated with the sloganeering by the protestors. The employees led by Secretariat Seemandhra Employees Forum (SSEF) rendered songs depicting political leaders of Seemandhra as backstabbers who are responsible for the division of Andhra Pradesh. The Seemandhra employees staged dharna in front of K block and raised slogans against MPs and MLAs of their region. Police objected to the employees when they tried to enter C block.

Meanwhile, Telangana employees commenced their week-long protest programme against the Seemandhra leaders. They rendered songs praising AICC president Sonia Gandhi for declaring Telangana. They staged dharna before H Block and raised slogans against the efforts being made by Seemandhra leaders opposing the formation of Telangana. Secretariat Telangana Employees Association president Narender Rao said that the Seemandhra employees should extend their cooperation for Telangana formation and they would be given all the support in solving the service matters of them.

Advocate JAC leaders arrested at Vidyut Soudha

Advocate JAC leaders G Rajender Reddy, Prahlad and other members were arrested by the police at Vidyut Soudha on Wednesday. The lawyers visited the place on a fact-finding mission in the wake of reported attack on Telangana employee by Seemandhra staff a few days earlier.

Lawyers plan to meet the concerned employee were disrupted by the police stationed in large numbers near Vidyut Soudha. Police resisted lawyers attempts to enter the premises, and arrested them. Initially a group led by advocate P Goverdhan Reddy turned up at Vidyut Soudha only to be shifted into a police van stationed outside the entrance.

Heat spreads to other depts

Employees of Tourism, Fire, Revenue, Technical Education and Rural Development departments join the protests
Hyderabad: The agitations launched by Seemandhra and Telangana employees for and against the unified Andhra State in Jala Soudha and Vidyut Soudha, echoed in other departments in the city on Wednesday. Telangana and Seemandhra employees in Burgula Ramakrishna Rao Bhavan and at State Directorate of Economics and Statistics conducted parallel agitations on their office premises in the lunch hour.
At Ramakrishna Rao Bhavan, the employees of State fire services department, technical education, revenue, rural development and tourism department held dharna demanding the Centre to revoke its decision of state’s bifurcation. The other employees belonging to Telangana in the multi- storied complex rushed to the dharna site at groundfloor and shouted slogans supporting T formation. The police forces at the venue intervened and pacified when the both sides came to confrontation.
At the Directorate, the Telangana Gazetted officer’s Union took out a rally on the office premises at Khairatabad when the Seemandhra employees staged dharna against State’s bifurcation. The office reverberated with counter slogans by the agitating employees. State Endowment Commissioner’s office located at Abids also faced the heat of Seemandhra movement. Andhra born employees conducted lunch-hour demonstration and resolved to boycott their duties until the decision to divide the State is withdrawn.
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