Jupudi arrested in Hyderabad during protest

January 24, 2012 15:04
Jupudi arrested in Hyderabad during protest

Protesting against the destruction of Ambedkar statues in Amalapuram in East Godavari district on Monday, Dalit leaders and MLCs organized a demonstration at the Ambedkar statue on Tank Bunk in Hyderabad disrupting the traffic today.

Police arrested YSR Congress MLC Mr Jupudi Prabhakar, revolutionary balladeer Gaddar and educationist Chukka Ramaiah for leading the demonstration and resorting to a sit-in on the road. Earlier, the leaders organized a milky bath on the Ambedkar statue for purification.

Speaking on the occasion, Jupudi Prabhakar asked the congress politicians not to make Ambedkar a scapegoat for its petty power politics in the state. The government should take strong measures to prevent the recurrence of such demolitions and punish the guilty responsible for the destruction of statues in Amalapuram.

“Or else, the government will have to face serious consequences,” he warned. Reports said Dalit leaders had organized protests in several towns across the state today over the Amalapuram incidents. (JUBS)

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