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Normal Life Remains Crippled In Telangana For Second Day

PTI 21 Jan 2010, 12:17:55 IST

Normal life continued to remain paralysed in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh for the second consecutive day on Thursday due to bandh called by Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) to protest the police cane-charge on students in Osmania University in Hyderabad. 

Barring Hyderabad, the Andhra Pradesh Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) has suspended its services in Telangana districts like Nalgonda, Medak and Karimnagar.

The APSRTC, however, partially resumed its services in the state capital, providing some relief to the office-goers and other commuters. It did not operate services yesterday.

As bus services were not available people thronged trains which resulted in heavy rush. Schools, colleges, shops and other business establishments remained closed today also in Telangana.

The JAC called for the bandh to protest cane-charge and firing of teargas shells on students in Osmania University yesterday. About 50 students and several policemen, including an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), were injured in the clashes between police and students in the campus.

The JAC, however, exempted a religious congregation taking place at Madaram in Telangana from the shutdown. Accordingly, the APSRTC was operating bus services to Medaram for the convenience of the devotees. PTI