HYDERABAD: Intensifying the movement for a separate Telangana state, the Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) on Monday called for a shutdown in Hyderabad on September 30 and a three-day ‘rail blockade’ across the region next month.
After a meeting of the steering committee, the JAC announced that a large-scale road blockade would be held in Hyderabad on September 28. "There will be road blockade at at least 100 places," said JAC convenor M Kodandaram.
The JAC, which is spearheading the movement for a separate state, also declared a three-day rail blockade in the region October 9, 10 and 11.
A two-day rail blockade, which ended on Sunday, paralysed train services in the region, which comprises 10 districts including Hyderabad.
The JAC, comprising various groups fighting for Telangana state, threatened to stop public and private buses carrying people from coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions to Hyderabad.
"If they don’t stop plying buses, we will not be responsible for any consequences," Kodandaram said.
All buses of state-owned Road Transport Corporation (RTC) buses remained off road in Telangana for the eighth day on Monday.
The JAC said RTC employees would take out rallies in Hyderabad and other districts on September 27.
It decided to lay siege to houses of Congress leaders on September 29, demanding their resignations for a separate state. The apex body also called upon people not to pay toll tax on October 2.
Dedicating the Dassehra festival to the Telangana movement, the JAC also called for burning effigies of the Congress party on the occasion, saying that the party is the villain of Telangana.(IANS)