Hyderabad: The five-member Justice B N Srikrishna Committee on Telangana got respite amidst turbulence on Monday with a two-judge bench of the High Court granting a stay on the judgment given by a single judge to reveal the controversial VIII chapter of the report.
Earlier, the High Court was approached by some people on the contention that the concealed VIII chapter of the report made observations in connection with the Telangana movement. They demanded that it be made public. Acting on their petition, the single judge conceded their contention and ordered the State government to submit the VIII chapter to it in a sealed cover. Subsequently, the State government has appealed to a two-judge bench of the High Court.
It may be recalled that the Centre had constituted the five-member Justice B N Srikrishna Committee in February last to look into the situation prevailing in the State in the wake of the separate Telangana movement. Though making public the rest of the report, it handed over the VIII chapter to the Union Home Minister, Mr P Chidambaram, and requested him not to make it public. (NSS)