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BJP steps up campaign for official celebration of Hyderabad

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Stepping up its campaign for official celebration of the day of of erstwhile Nizam state with the Indian Union in 1948, the BJP's unit today submitted a memorandum to Governor E S L Narasimhan, urging him to direct the to accept the demand.

The erstwhile State of Nizam was merged with the Indian Union on September 17, 1948 following the intervention of the country's first Deputy Prime Minister Sardar Patel.

Describing September 17 as 'Liberation Day', the has been demanding that the day be celebrated officially.

In a memorandum submitted to the governor today, the opposition party also demanded that the freedom movement be made part of the school syllabus.

It's other demands included installation of the statue of Shoiabullah Khan, a journalist who was reportedly killed for speaking against the Nizam rule, at Necklace Road here and developing places of historical significance as "inspiration centres".

Telangana president K Laxman had recently undertaken a week-long yatra in different districts of the state, demanding that the day be celebrated officially.

The proposes to organise a public meeting on September 17 on the issue.

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First Published: Thu, September 14 2017. 21:13 IST