CM Misusing Public Money for Yagam, Alleges Varvara Rao
WARANGAL: Disapproving the rejection of bail to Prof GN Saibaba by the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court, revolutionary writer Varavara Rao has called upon people to condemn the decision. He also demanded the contempt of court notice served on social activist Arundhati Roy to be withdrawn. Addressing media persons at Press Club here on Saturday, Varavara Rao described the decision of the High Court bench as ‘atrocious’ and called upon people to condemn the same. Varavara Rao alleged that both the State and Central governments had started eliminating tribals and others who are working against the mining of minerals by the corporate companies.
“As they had launched the third phase of Green Hunt in Chattisgarh, more than hundred people have been killed in just one month. Chattisgarh is literally being bombed every day and people are killed in the name of encounters there,” Varavara Rao said. Accusing the Union government of threatening activists like Prof Saibaba and Arundhati Roy, he said, “The arrest of Saibaba is against all the international accords. We demand his release.” Referring to the ongoing Ayutha Chandi Yagam by chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, he accused the CM of misusing the official machinery and public money
Police to ensure strict vigil at picnic spots
Jamshedpur : With onset of winter, denizens of the district have started frequenting the picnic spots and different tourist’s destination to welcome the New Year. Places like Jubilee Park, Dimna Lake, Tata Steel Zoological Park, Hudco Dam in Telco and Kanderbera, NH 33 are the favourites. However concerned over recent spurt of naxal activities in the areas like Patamda, Ghatshila and NH 33 the East Singhbhum district administration has made elaborate deployment of policemen – both armed and lathi-wielding – along with executive magistrates to maintain the law and order situation during the celebrations.
The CPI-Maoist rebels who are active in the areas close to Bengal border and also in Ghurabandha had given a call for poll boycott by fixing posters a day before the polling. There had also been an encounter between the paramilitary forces and the naxals at Jhantijharna in Saturday evening. This is the prime reason why steps are being taken to ensure safety at picnic spots.