Vocal protests continue
Even as the Samaikyandhra agitation in Seemandhra entered Day 47 on Sunday, there was hardly any let up in various modes of protests, including relay fasts, human chains and rallies. In Kadapa, teachers and students in vocational colleges swept the roads. Agitators in Nellore town organised two ‘garjanas’ with enthusiastic participation by various sections of people, including women.
- Two garjanas organised in Nellore
- ‘Sakala Janula Samme’ on in Vizianagaram
- IMA calls for bandh by doctors in Rajahmundry today
Hyderabad: Even as the Samaikyandhra agitation in Seemandhra entered Day 47 on Sunday, there was hardly any let up in various modes of protests, including relay fasts, human chains and rallies. In Kadapa, teachers and students in vocational colleges swept the roads. Agitators in Nellore town organised two ‘garjanas’ with enthusiastic participation by various sections of people, including women.
In Rajahmundry, the Indian Medical Association called for a bandh by doctors on Monday and the Amalapuram Students’ JAC called for a rally.
Samaikya stir going strong
Kadapa: Thousands of people, including children, senior citizens and women, gathered on the streets here in large numbers and participated in the agitation. At the Collectorate, NGOs and teachers took part in a relay fast. Students and teachers of private vocational colleges swept the streets. They beat UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi’s effigy with brooms. After performing ‘puja’, they carried empty vessels to symbolically make their point that if the State was divided, the district would not get even a pot of water. NGOs launched a signature campaign in Proddatur to keep the State united.
Crowds participate in two ‘garjanas’
Nellore: To express their resentment over the Centre’s decision on Telangana, teachers held an open school at the Gandhi Centre here on Sunday and highlighted the losses that the State would suffer in the eventuality of a division. Veda pundits, under the leadership of Nellore Rural MLA Anam Vivekananda Reddy, performed ‘homam’ at several temples for the State’s unity.
The town was filled with Yadavs who had come from across the district to take part in ‘Amani Simha Garjana’. About 50,000 persons attended the ‘Swarnamukhi Samaikya Garjana’ at Naidupet’ organised by the JAC. It resolved to continue the agitation till the State remained united.
Protests in six towns
Vizianagaram: The Samaikyandhra agitation is going on unabated even as it entered the 47th day. Lawyers went on relay fast. The ‘Sakala Janula Samme’ by NGOs is on. Employees performed ‘vanta varpu’ near the Collectorate and formed a human chain at the Mayuri Junction. NGOs played kabbadi at the RTC Complex in Parvatipuram. Students blocked the Parvatipuram-Vizianagaram highway.
Protests were organised in Bobbili, Saluru, Gajapatinagaram, Cheepurupalli, Kothavalasa and Sringavarapukota. In the wake of intensified agitation, private educational institutions are to be closed for another week.
Ganta launches poster
Visakhapatnam: Minister Ganta Srinivas Rao launched a poster of the ‘Visakha Samaikya Garjana’, which is scheduled to be held on the Ramakrishna beach here on September 21 by Non-Political JAC in coordination with all other JACs.
The agitation continued with protesters sitting on relay fasts, taking out rallies and organising protests. YSR Congress Party leader Sharmila’s bus yatra overshadowed the protests. She visited some camps to express solidarity with the agitators.
Call for IMA bandh, rally by students
Rajahmundry: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) and the Students’ JAC called for a bandh and separate rallies here and in Amalapuram respectively on Monday. All private doctors will close their hospitals/clinics and stop attending to patients. However, emergency services and medical aid to in-patients in all hospitals will continue. About 30,000 students of all government and private educational institutions from five mandals are expected to take part in the rally.
Kung-fu fighters showcased their talent on the streets of Tallarevu. Municipal contractor Komalai Kishore Kumar Goud had a tonsure in protest against the State’s bifurcation. YSR Congress party arranged a rural gymnastic show by nomadic tribes at the Kotagummam center.
1956 sit on fast demanding ‘AP of 1956’
Proddutur (Kadapa): In Proddutur, government employees and supporters of the Samaikyandhra movement took part in a relay hunger strike for six hours from 6 AM to 12 noon at the YVS Municipal High School on Sunday demanding “Andhra Pradesh state of 1956”. Even as the movement for united Andhra entered the 47th day, there was no let-up. The relay hunger strikes were led by Municipal Commissioner Venkata Krishna, Tahsildar Srinivasulu and APNGOs. As many as 1,956 employees took part in the hunger strike.