Telangana lawyers allowed to hold relay hunger strike near HC

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Hyderabad, Jan 24 (PTI) The Andhra Pradesh High Courttoday granted permission to advocates from Telangana region tohold a relay hunger strike near the HC.

Satyam Reddy, Convenor of Telangana Advocates JointAction Committee, had filed a writ petition in the HCchallenging the Police Commissioner''s January 21 orderrejecting the request for a relay hunger strike near the HC insupport of statehood demand.

The Commissioner rejected Reddy''s plea on the groundthat the HC premises should be treated as a high security zoneand a hunger strike near the court building could createtension in the vicinity.

The HC gave permission for the proposed hunger strikeafter assurance from lawyers that they will not create any lawand order problem.

It directed that the lawyers taking part in theagitation should not display placards, raise slogans, holddemonstrations and public meetings near the HC.

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