Hyderabad: Opposition parties and civil organizations are again against Telangana’s chief minister, K Chandrashekhar Rao. This time about the TRS government’s attempt to gag and suppress the voices of dissent.
In a shocking move, the chief minister of Telangana decided to change Dharna Chowk, which has been the place of thousands of protests for several years, from Hyderabad quoting the questions of law and order. Alternatively, four locations at four different corners of the city are given as an option.
The State BJP decided to organize a symbolic demonstration against the autocratic attitude of the TRS government on 16 March. The opposition has claimed as chief minister to try to stiffen the voices that raise issues against the government in power and restrict the constitutional right of the people to protest. Members of the BJP will also travel from Indira Park to the Assembly asking the government to withdraw its orders.
A delegation of all parties, including members of civil organizations, also decided to meet with the governor to submit a memorandum against the transfer of Dharna chowk from Indira Park.
Calling KCR a dictator, Chief TPCC Uttam Kumar Reddy said, “We will oppose any government move to change Dharna Chowk.”
An online request has already been launched on Change.org against the decision. The petition to K Chandrashekhar Rao says: “I want to remind you that the Dharnas organized in Dharna Chowk are activists and leaders like you who have contributed to the realization of Telangana state. It is against the spirit of constitution to suppress the voices any democratically elected government should respect the right of people to legally agitate.
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Earlier this year, after permission was denied to TJAC, who wanted to protest at Dharna Chowk highlighting the growing problem of youth unemployment in the state, resulted in a massive outrage.