Agitations for unified State intensifies - Samaikyandhra Students JAC plans dharna in Delhi
September 12, 2013 - Hyderabad
Samaikyandhra Students JAC leaders of all the 13 districts in a meeting held on Thursday in Kadapa decided to stage a massive dharna at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on October 2.
They decided to call on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi and urge them to not bifurcate the State as majority of the people were opposing it. They also decided to stage dharna near the residences of Union Ministers from the State in New Delhi and gave a call for indefinite closure of all the private schools and colleges.
Women rise voice
In Kurnool, women activists supported by the JAC of women conducted Mahila Garjana in support of unified Andhra Pradesh at Telugu Talli statue as the slogan shouting rented the air. Satyavani called upon the women to active part in the anti-bifurcation movement where the rights of women were also involved. She said no authority had the right to bifurcate the State and its people who had lived together for centuries and questioned the rationale behind the division before the Anthony Committee.
Power employees launches 72 hour strike
On the first day of the 72 hour strike launched by the employees of the power utilities, the power supply in the Seemandhra region unaffected on Thursday in tune with the word given to the Chief Minister of not disrupting supply. Reports at Vidyut Soudha said that power supply remained as usual in all the 13 districts. However, reports that the officials from divisions engineer level and downwards did not attend to complaints as the staff participating in the three day agitation was almost total. Nearly 30,000 employees with another 20,000 contractual workers are participating in the strike. The strike is likely to hit generation of 7,196 MW of electricity and may even lead to collapse of the southern grid that connects four Southern States - AP, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala.
Medical bandh on September 17
Samaikyandhra IMA JAC has decided to shut down of medical services in all the 13 districts on September 17 in tune with the ongoing unified State agitation. All private hospitals barring few emergency services and ICUs will be closed during the bandh.