Hyderabad: Telangana Lawyers Joint Action Committee on Saturday urged the police personnel to join in the proposed general strike from August 17 to push for a separate Telangana state.
The appeal by the lawyers comes at a time when the state government is engaged in talks with the various employees’ unions’ leaders, trying to get them to reconsider their decision of going on the mass strike across the region.
The Telangana Lawyers JAC appealed to the police personnel from Telangana to join the strike and express solidarity with the people of the region. The TL JAC members visited every police station in Hyderabad and presented roses to the police personnel and requested them to join the strike.
Besides this, the ‘carrot-and-stick’ policy of the government can be gauged by the threat of invoking the Essential Services Maintenance Act.
The talks with the Telangana employees Joint Action Committee failed on Friday as the TE JAC boycotted the meeting with the group of Ministers alleging dual standards of the state government.
The employees demanded with drawl of ESMA and security forces from the region as a precondition for the talks.(INN)