BeyondHeadlines Staff Reporter
Hyderabad: Normal life was today affected in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh due to a bandh call given by the Telangana Students Joint Action Committee (TSJAC). The shut down has been called by the students’ group in support of their demand for deletion of Clause 14 (F) of 1975 Presidential Order that makes Hyderabad a free zone for employment.
Schools, colleges, shops and other commercial establishments remained closed and the state-run APSRTC suspended its services at various places as a precautionary measure.
TRS and other major parties also extended their support to the bandh.
The bandh supporters held rallies and other forms of protest at various places.
The students groups and all political parties in Telangana have been agitating for the deletion of Clause 14 (F) saying that the Andhra Pradesh capital should be a part of other Telangana districts and not remain as a free zone for employment.
The Andhra Pradesh Assembly had passed a resolution urging the Centre to take steps for the repeal of Clause 14 (F).
The Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA) yesterday decided to recommend to the President for the repeal of the clause.
Meanwhile, the bandh in Karimnagar district is total and peaceful so far.
As a result of the shutdown, commercial establishments including shops, business centres, banks, ATMs, cinema halls, petrol bunks are closed, while the state transport services remained suspended.
Though no untoward incident has been reported, the pro-Telangana agitators locked a RTC bus depot in Huzurabad town.