Telengana: Statement on mass detention and arrests in Hyderabad
All these are ominous signs that a regime completely disrespectful of democratic rights have been put into place by the K Chandrasekhar Rao government in Telengana. The TRS of KC Rao which came to power on the backs of a mass movement is showing its true colours in preventing a public meeting in Hyderabad.
These unprecedented arrests, which the police is claiming to be “preventive detention” is a direct attack on the fundamental right of people to associate and assemble, as enshrined in the constitution.
Also, it is a complete violation of the law for women to have been picked up by male policemen at night.
We demand the immediate release of the detained organizers and participants of this seminar and meeting and demand that the meeting be allowed to take place. We also call upon all democratic-minded people and organizations to protest against this absolutely undemocratic and tyrannical action of the Telangana state government.