Telangana shutdown postponed to Aug 8

August 3rd, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS  

Telangana Hyderabad, Aug 3 (IANS) The Telangana students’ Joint Action Committee (JAC) has postponed the Telangana shutdown to Aug 8 to demand deletion of clause 14(F) from Presidential Order.

JAC, which is spearheading the movement for a Telangana state, Wednesday called the shutdown Aug 8 instead of Aug 5 as announced earlier.

JAC is demanding the government not to conduct exam for recruitment of sub-inspectors of police till clause 14(F) is deleted from the Presidential Order of 1975 which treats Hyderabad as a free zone for police recruitment.

JAC leaders said they would hold a round table Aug 5 and submit a memorandum to Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy.

They said if the government failed to respond positively to their demand, they would give a call for Telangana shutdown on Aug 8.

The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and other groups fighting for separate state want clause 14(F) to go so to ensure that only people from Hyderabad and five other Telangana districts are eligible for police recruitment.

The Andhra Pradesh assembly last year passed a resolution, urging the central government to delete the controversial clause.

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