Hyderabad is not your Jagir!
Loksatta leader Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan recently speaking to journalists outside the A.P. state assembly alleged that under the guise of movements some people are extorting crores of rupees from industrialists and businessmen [Source]
Looks like JP’s criticism has stuck KCR’s son KTR personally. Reacting to JP’s comments, KTR said that if JP has guts he should present evidence of the extortion on the floor of the assembly. KTR asking for evidence is a fair game. Though it is highly unlikely that businessmen would be stupid enough to come out in the open and admit being extorted. If they are that brave, they would not have yielded to the extortionists in the first place.
Since KTR asked for evidence, here is one recent incident. I will quote a news article from The Hindu, December 14th 2009 verbatim:
“The Telangana Recognised School Managements’ Association (TRSMA) have raised a banner of revolt against the TRSV, the frontal organisation of Telangana Rashtra Samithi for allegedly resorting to forcible extortions and threatening the school managements in Telangana region in general and Karimnagar district in particular.
Addressing a press conference here on Monday, TRSMA State associate president K. Anantha Reddy, district president Y. Shekhar Rao have said that the district TRSV leaders led by its leader Siddam Venu visited the Manair High School in Karimnagar on Friday evening and attacked the school staff and abused the correspondent with filthy language…”
For your kind information KTR, this incident did not even happen in Hyderabad. If the situation is this bad Karimnagar, we all can imagine how bad the problem is in Hyderabad.
If KTR stopped at asking for evidence of extortion, this debate would’ve been a fair one to have. KTR seems to have acquired his father’s loose tongue. KTR went on to say that JP will not even be able to go about freely in Hyderabad if he continues to talk irresponsibly. If this isn’t bad enough, the OU JAC threatened that if JP makes such inappropriate comments again, he will be driven out to Seemandhra. [Source]
It is very sad indeed to see the kind of leadership that is running the separatist movement. Some of the leaders do not even have a basic understanding of fundamental rights that the constitution offers to the citizens of India. These leaders and groups have no qualms in resorting to goondaism to achieve their ends. Yes, threatening a free citizen of India that he will be driven out of Hyderabad is nothing but goondaism.
A number of leaders that are involved in the current separatist movement are descendants of feudal lords of the erstwhile Nizam era. Their forefathers lived like kings while putting the masses through untold misery via vetti and extortions. It appears that “dhorala samskruthi” is still rampant in some of these leaders.
Dear KTR, Hyderabad state has been freed several decades ago and is an integral part of India. Indian constitution allows all Indians to come and live in Hyderabad and to exercise their fundamental right to freedom, which includes freedom of speech and expression. Looks like you and your fellow TRS goons don’t get it. It is about time you and your feudal descendant friends realize that Hyderabad is not your Jagir!
Save Andhra Pradesh!