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Farmers stage rasta roko for five hours Women organise Mahila Jana Gala Ghosha Kurnool: All...

  • Farmers stage rasta roko for five hours
  • Women organise Mahila Jana Gala Ghosha

Kurnool: All educational institutions, commercial banks continued to be closed on the 45th day on Saturday with the joint action committees of teachers, employees, workers associations in protest against the decision taken by the Congress party to divide the state.

Several associations staged protest demonstrations throughout the district. Following the strike by the Electricity employees, power supply was disrupted in various areas in the city. Various women’s associations have taken a joint massive rally here vowing that they would intensify the struggle to protect the united Andhra Pradesh.They demanded resignations of Telangana ministers, MPs and MLAs stating that it was not proper to divide the state.

In Aluru, women have taken out a massive rally here carrying a 150ft flag. The women said that they would face any eventuality to prevent the bifurcation of the state. Sizable number of children also participated in the rally holding placards. Lambadi women participated in the rally dancing all the way and enthralling the people in the town.

Later, the women squatted on the road singing songs to mark their protest. In Atmakuru, raising slogans against the division of the state, agitators have taken out rallies and staged demonstrations here. The joint action committees of workers, teachers, employees, students associations have participated in various demonstrations.

A number of women have spilled onto the roads and staged Samaikya Mahila Jana Ghosha here raising slogans in favour of a united state. Farmers staged rasta roko along with bullock carts at Pamulapadu on the State highway for five hours disrupting the traffic up to ten kilometers on Saturday. The farmers said that the farmers would be hit hard if the state was divided and there would be no irrigation facility.

At a time there was hardly any water in reservoirs if the state was divided the farmers would be compelled to commit mass suicides, they pointed out. A large number of women staged Samaikyandhra Mahila Jana Gala Ghosha protest demonstration in Atmakuru. A number of women delivered speeches in favour of united Andhra Pradesh. They said that the rulers would face the wrath of people if Telugu Talli was divided. They said that there would be no future for separatists. “It is only the beginning of a long agitation and the women would intensify the stir to strengthen the united state struggle,” he added.

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