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Telangana bandh: Sporadic violence, normal life hit in region

Last updated on: July 22, 2011 16:53 IST

Telangana bandh: Sporadic violence, normal life hit in region

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Normal life was affected on Friday in the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh following the day-long bandh called by the Telangana political Joint Action Committee.

This is the second call for a bandh in July. Schools and colleges in the region were closed and the security across Andhra Prasesh had been stepped up during the two-day bandh at the beginning of the month.

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Image: Bus services suspended in Telangana
Photographs: Snaps India
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Shutdown to pay homage to M Yadi Reddy

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The shutdown has been called in protest against the state government's "fascist attitude" in refusing to allow Telangana leaders pay homage to M Yadi Reddy, who allegedly committed suicide in Delhi, and its attempt to curb the right of the employees to go on strike.

Image: Thousands attened Reddy's funeral
Photographs: Snaps India
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Schools, colleges remain shut

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Schools, colleges, shops and other commercial establishments remained closed in Hyderabad and other Telangana districts.

Bandh supporters prevented the state-run Andhra Pradesh Road Transport Corporation buses from plying at various places in the region.

Image: The roads were deserted as the region responded to JAC's call for bandh
Photographs: Snaps India
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Agitators break bus windows, services suspended

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The agitators broke windows and deflated the tyres of a few buses at some places following which APSRTC suspended its services as a precautionary measure.

Private vehicle operators like auto drivers had a field day due to the unavailability of APSRTC buses
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Image: A deserted bus depot in Hyderabad

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Attendance in govt offices thin

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Attendance in government offices and others was thin. The bandh supporters held demonstrations expressing condolences to Yadi Reddy and in protest against the delay in formation of separate Telangana.

Image: On Friday, most people chose to stay indoors
Photographs: Snaps India
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