Hyderabad, June 14: Security has been beefed up in Hyderabad as pro-Telangana groups are all set to hold a protest march in the city on Friday, June 14. Despite government's denial to give permission for the march, the groups are expected to go ahead with their proposed "Chalo Assembly" plan.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy had claimed that the state government could not allow to hold such march as there were apprehensions that Maoists might join the gathering.
However, M Kodandaram, Convenor of Telangana Joint Action Committee, was quoted as saying, "Having made every effort, we finally really realised that we should put pressure on the Assembly because all members had promised Telangana."
Meanwhile, Hyderabad Police are instructed to impose orders of banning meetings and rallies. Flyovers and roads leading the assembly could be closed.
Hundreds of people across Telangana region have been arrested to restrict people from leaving for Hyderabad. All buses, trains and other vehicles, which were heading for Hyderabad, have been checked by policemen.
Students at Osmania University, however, continue their agitation for the second consecutive day. Students pelted stones and police retaliated with teargas shells when cops stopped a student group to take out rally in the city.