KCR acting like fascist leader: Telangana Democratic Forum

KCR acting like fascist leader: Telangana Democratic Forum
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The leaders of Telangana Democratic Forum (TDF) have accused the Chief Minister, K Chandrashekar Rao, of acting like a fascist leader and suppressing people’s movements. The TDF leaders, N Krishna, and Prof Katyayani Vidmahe, have strongly condemned the withdrawal of permission to hold a meeting at Islamia College Grounds in Warangal on May 24.

Warangal: The leaders of Telangana Democratic Forum (TDF) have accused the Chief Minister, K Chandrashekar Rao, of acting like a fascist leader and suppressing people’s movements. The TDF leaders, N Krishna and Prof Katyayani Vidmahe, have strongly condemned the withdrawal of permission to hold a meeting at Islamia College Grounds in Warangal on May 24.

The police earlier granted permission to conduct the meeting but later withdrawn the permission without any reason, they alleged. It might be noted that the TDF was founded in 2015 after the encounter of Maoist activists Sruthi and Vidyasagar in the forests of Tadwai in Warangal district and is an umbrella organisation with over 100 peoples’ organisations.

The meeting was aimed at highlighting the plight of Adivasis and to expose the atrocities being committed by armed forces on a tribal population in Dandakaranya, in the name of the third phase of Operation Green Hunt by the Central government. The meeting was also aimed to discuss growing atrocities against Adivasis, Dalits, women and minorities across in the country.

The police seem to be suspecting the TDF acting at the behest of Maoist party but it was wrong, the leaders stated. The denial of permission to organise a meeting in the interest of suppressed classes was undemocratic, they said speaking to presspersons in Hanamkonda on Sunday. ‘How a government or police could reject freedom of speech and right to hold a public meeting,’ they posed.

‘In the past, the TRS government denied permission to hold public meetings at Sundarayya Vignana Kendram in Hyderabad and at Charla near Bhadrachalam. Now the government was doing the same in Warangal.’ The people in the State were closely watching the government’s actions.

During the past one week, all the TDF activists were being harassed; many were taken into custody and lodged at various police stations. They should all be released unconditionally, Krishna demanded. Despite the denial of permission, the public meeting would be conducted as per schedule, he asserted while appealing the public from all walks of life from across Telangana to attend the meeting in large numbers.

The TDF leaders further stated that the TRS leadership assets of implementing Maoist agenda but it was acting like a fascist regime. The CM was claiming of building a golden Telangana, but on the contrary, his government was denying people’s constitutional rights and freedom to express their views, they pointed out.

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