Hyderabad: Hyderabad will be hosting India's first United Nations Conference on Biodiversity on Monday. Tight security arrangements are in place for the summit as it comes a day after the Telangana march that took a violent turn on Sunday with protesters going on a rampage, destroying media vans and public transport vehicles.
Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anurag Sharma assured that there will be no compromise on the security to the 19-day summit, even as the organisers of the march, the Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC), called for a bandh in ten districts on Monday.
On Sunday, the Telangana march brought Hyderabad to a standstill as lakhs of supporters, demanding a separate state of Telangana, participated in it. Despite a promise by the TJAC that the march will be peaceful, protesters tried to break through barricades and enter prohibited areas forcing the police to resort to lathicharge and lob tear gas shells.
At Osmania University, students took out a motorcycle rally despite having no permission from the police. Minor incidents of stone-pelting and clashes between students and police were reported. As the day wore on, incidents of violence increased, with the demonstrators damaging 25 vehicles, that included police and media vans....more
08:24 AM, Oct 01, 2012