Sakala Janula Samme: Telangana Bandh

Publish Date:Oct 17, 2011

sakala janula samme day 35, sakala janula samme 17 october 2011, sakala janula samme telangana bandh, sakala janula samme rail roko, telangana region bandh, telangana bandh cong leaders arrest, telangana bandh bus services, telangana bandh auto strikeNormal life was disrupted in the Telangana region on day 35 - 17 October 2011 - of Sakala Janula Samme, due to a bandh called by the Telangana Joint Action Committee to protest police action against MPs and MLAs during Saturday's rail roko. Public transport system was hit and educational institutions were closed besides most of the commercial establishments, banks and offices.

Many leaders, including those from the ruling Congress, were arrested under various provisions of the Railway Protection Act during the rail roko agitation. While the impact of the bandh was partial in Hyderabad city, it was almost complete in the remaining Telangana region. Autorickshaws are off the roads from midnight for 24 hours in support of the bandh.

Buses belonging to the state-owned Road Transport Corporation (RTC) are operating partially in the region. However, no reports of disruption of train services has been reported. Fearing attacks by protesters, police stopped the buses coming from Andhra region to Hyderabad on Andhra-Telangana border. No untoward incident has been reported so far.