MRPS ‘Kurukshetra’ foiled- High Court directs police to specify date and time

Friday, July 7, 2017

The police today foiled the bid by MRPS activists to hold a public meeting – Kurukshetra’ to highlight the demand for categorization of the SCs in the State.

Defying the prohibitory orders imposed by police, hundreds of MRPS activists from the nearby villages of Nambur and Chinakakani poured into the national highway at Kaza today afternoon. The police had a tough time dispersing the crowd and traffic was disrupted for over three hours.

Police had to resort to lathi charge when the situation appears to go out of control. MRPS national convener Manda Krishna Madiga told that the campaign was a success going by the turnout of members of the community. He said that MRPS had been holding meetings since 1994 and even Union Minister M.Venkaiah Naidu praised us for maintain discipline. He said that the TDP government sought to deny our right to hold a peaceful meeting.

Meanwhile, Justice C.Praveen Kumar of Hyderabad High Court directed the police to inform the court by Tuesday, the place and time they propose for the rally and public meeting sought to be organized by MRPS. Judge observed that every application for a meeting could not be rejected eternally on apprehension of law and order. He was dealing with a writ petition filed by MRPS leaders who complained the court that the police rejected their plea citing law and order concerns. The judge pointed out that the proposed meeting was to be held on Friday and the time was over. The petitioners informed the court that they would hold the meeting on any day in the Guntur-Vijayawada-Amaravati area.

Justice Praveen Kumar disagreeing with the contention of the government pleader said that every application could not be rejected on the ground of apprehension.

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