Its 'cooking' turmoil for Telangana in Hyderabad roads

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Hyderabad, Jun 19: The Telangana issue is back on the boil after the pro-Telangana leaders “last visit to Delhi" yielded no tangible results. The Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) plans to bring back the issue on to the burner by having a cook-and-eat agitation on the roads in Hyderabad. The JAC plans to employ this unique form of protest crippling normal activities in the city. Tight police security is already in place.

Hundreds of protestors have gathered on the streets cutting vegeatbles and setting up kitchens in busy junctions and landmarks restricting movement of vehicles. Harish Rao, Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) legislator was also seen joining in the protest in Hitec city. Kavita, who heads the cultural wing of the TRS and TRS chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao's daughter also kickstarted the unique form of protest from Banjara Hills and said, “This is the beginning of the final phase of Telangana movement and people want to convey to the central government that it should immediately form a separate state."

Meanwhile, the JAC convenor M. Kodandaram and other supporters from government establishments set up kitchen near the Telangana Martyrs' Memorial in front of the state assembly building. Welcoming everyone from the public to be part of the protest, the JAC expects 100,000 kitchens to be set up across the city as well as the outskirts with a whopping turnout of 1.5 million protestors. It is for this very purpose that they chose Sunday to kick off their agitation.

The police have mobilized additional forces to deal with the protest. The police confirmed that the protestors had not sought permission from the authorities with the Hyderabad police commissioner A. K. Khan stating that adequate action would be taken in lieu of the situation.

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