Hyderabad, Aug 4: Tension prevailed at Bhima Bhavan here on Saturday, a day after Telangana Rashtra Samiti chief K Chandrasekhar Rao said that employees from Andhra Pradesh would have to return to their region after the division of Andhra Pradesh formally comes into effect.
On Saturday morning, about 40 Andhra employees including women gathered in front of the main gate and protested against Rao and demanded Andhra to remain united. Soon, more than 60 pro-Telangana supporters counter-protested and the situation became tense.
Later, a police contingent led by DCP VB Kamalasan Reddy tried to calm down the two sides and the Andhra members were convinced after talks. Employees from other offices also arrived at the spot to take part in the protest and they were sent, the police said.
Violence broke out in the coastal Andhra region after the demand for a separate Telangana received the nod from the central government last week.
Protesters mock leaders
Activists protest against the creation of a separate state of Telangana in Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh.
Employees protest in Hyderabad
AP secretariat employees protest against the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, in Hyderabad.
Protesters burn tyre
Tires burnt during protest against the creation of a separate Telangana state in Nellore in Andhra Pradesh.
Protest in Tirupathi
Protest against the creation of a separate Telangana state in Tirupathi on Friday in Andhra Pradesh.
Rally in Tirupathi
People protest against the creation of a separate Telangana state in Tirupathi in Andhra Pradesh.