Telangana March is Today. But the general feeling is palpable. We are not living in a Democracy. If anyone continues to believe there is democracy in Telangana then they are living in an illusion. Seemandhra Government employs devious and dubious tactics to continue to suppress people of Telangana and its leadership with an iron hand. On one side the Home Minister says there is permission for rallies, but the police officers are informed to disrupt any such activity, and if needed they are supposed to fire upon the people. The police stations have been given orders to display posters such as below.
The police are arresting thousands of activisits, including leaders and even MLAs. All roads to Hyderabad are closed. All railway services through the region are closed. Nearly 50,000 armed forces are deployed to stop anyone from coming into Hyderabad. Within Hyderabad, the city looks like a war-ridden Iraq. Thousands of checkposts, police force harassing common people on the road.
Got to know that city of Hyderabad is under Section 144 in perpetuity since 1969. Whenever police wants to use brute force they can. Imagine the kind of life we have been living in this armed rule. When will Telangana be free? When will we have democracy here in this region?