Hyderabad, Dec 7: Normal life remained paralysed in Andhra Pradesh on Monday, Dec 7, for the second consecutive day as the 48-hour bandh called by the TRS demanding a separate state of Telangana.
Hyderabad and nine other districts of the region continued to be tense as TRS chief K Chandrasekhara Rao's fast-unto-death entered the ninth day.
For the second day, buses of state-owned Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) remained off the roads while road blockades by the protestors affected vehicular movement on the highways.
All educational institutions, shops, business establishments, cinema theatres and petrol bunks remained closed in Hyderabad and other parts of Telangana, causing severe inconvenience to the public.
Police and paramilitary forces used force to quell student protests at Osmania University and also beat up journalists.
Rapid Action Force (RAF) and police personnel caned students on the campus to foil their plans to take out a rally to the state assembly.
Doctors at NIMS said KCR, who was in judicial custody, was running high temperature and had turned very weak as he has not been taking food for the past nine days.
Chief Minister K Rosaiah personally went to NIMS to persuade KCR to end the fast but the latter made it clear that he would not call off the fast unless a decision was taken on carving out a separate Telangana state.