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Telangana gears up for 'Million March'

IANS  |  Hyderabad 

Scores of activists were taken into preventive custody across as a (JAC) is gearing up to stage the "Million March" on Saturday to expose the failures of the K.government.

parties have supported the JAC's call. However, the city police has denied permission for the rally.

The announced that the march would be held defying the police order.

A total of 6,000 police personnel have been deployed across the state.

Hyderabad Central zone police imposed restrictions on vehicular movement on Tank Bund.

The police have surrounded Kodandaram's house in Secunderabad's Tarnaka area.

Special police forces, including rapid response teams, have been deployed at the Osmania University, the hotbed of the movement till 2014.

The first "Million March" was held on March 10, 2011, to highlight the demand of the people of for a separate state.

As crusader of the movement, supported the event.

But, this time, the event is against his rule.

"Just because they have the power, they cannot suppress the right of the people to protest", Kodandaram had said.



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First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 10:24 IST