More paramilitary forces for city – The Times of India.

More paramilitary forces for city

HYDERABAD: Apprehending another outbreak of unrest owing to the proposed re-launch of Telangana movement by various political parties, the state police has sought for deployment of at least 60 companies of paramilitary forces in Hyderabad and the other T districts over the next two weeks.

In response, the Union home ministry has sent 19 of the 27 central companies that were sent to Kadapa for poll duty while the remaining companies were dispatched to Tamil Nadu ahead of the counting of votes on May 13. A decision on the state’s request with regard to remaining companies is expected soon, state government sources said.

Before the Srikrishna Committee report was made public in January this year, the Centre had granted 60 companies of central forces to the state to handle the agitation. But they were re-deployed in five states which went to polls.

With no clarity that the Centre would take a decision on Telangana later this month, many political parties and groups in Telangana are planning to launch agitation in support of T state. While the TRS is planning for social boycott of public representatives, the T-JAC has proposed a 48-hour Telangana siege. Other groups including Telangana Praja Front of balladeer Gaddar, T-NGOs and other organisations have also came out with different types of agitation programmes.