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Telangana bandh cripples Hyderabad

Last updated on: December 30, 2009 17:08 IST

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Normal life in 10 districts of Telangana region, including Hyderabad, has come to a grinding halt due to the bandh called by an all-party joint action committee.

Image: The deserted roads in Hyderabad's new city
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The JAC called the bandh to protest the Centre's flip-flop over the creation of Telangana state.


Image: People play cricket on the deserted roads
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Several long-distance trains, including the Secunderabad-New Delhi AP Express, were delayed by many hours as the agitators were holding 'Rail Roko' programmes at Secunderabad and other stations.


Image: A deserted station in Hyderabad
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However, parts of old Hyderabad, which has a sizeable Muslim population, remained unaffected by the bandh.


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Elaborate security arrangements were made to maintain law and order during the strike.

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Apart from the state police, 30 companies of paramilitary forces have also been deployed across the region and the police have issued a terse warning to those indulging in violent activities to enforce the bandh.

Image: Security personnel patrol Hyderabad's streets
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The administration has also declared holidays for educational institutions including private schools in Hyderabad and other places.


Image: Deserted Hyderabad roads
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