'T' agitators' on rail-roko campaign

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Hyderabad, Jul 14: The mounting tension and agitation over the sentiment for a separate Telangana state intensified when the 'T' agitators on Thursday, Jul 14 began with their 'rail-roko' agenda by stopping several trains that have cut-off the rail links between south and north India.

Though JAC had earlier proposed to hold a two-day rail blockade on July 8-9, they postponed the programme to involve the Congress, the Telugu Desam party and other parties for a joint agitation.

Railways have already cancelled 31 express and 116 passenger trains, partially cancelled 20 express and 14 passenger trains, rescheduled 23 and diverted 23 express trains.

The South Central Railway (SCR) has also cancelled all 51 DHMU (Diesel Hydraulic Multiple Unit) services in Telangana and MMTS (Multi-Modal Transport System) trains in Hyderabad and Secunderabad.

Passengers had a tough time as protestors belonging to the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and other constituents of JAC blocked the movement of trains at several places in Warangal, Karimnagar, Nizamabad, Mahabubnagar and Nalgonda districts.

Also, to highlight adamency of their demand, several Congress MPs and MLAs, who quit their posts recently have begun with a 48-hour hunger strike on Wednesday, Jul 13.

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