AFDR condemns arrest of eminent intellectuals in Hyderabad

Association For Democratic Rights (AFDR) Distt unit Bathinda has strongly  condemned the arrest of the eminent intellectuals -Prof Haragopal, Venugopal, Prof Katyayani and many others in Hyderabad while holding an indoor meeting to participate  in programme of democratic teachers federation demanding the release of Var Vara Rao and other intellectuals. In a press statement released by District President Principal Bagga Singh, General Secratery Prirpal Singh and Press Secretary Dr.Ajit Pal Singh said that this meeting was obstructed by Telangana Police. Telangana NGO Bhavan was locked and hundreds of teachers attending the meeting along with the speakers were arrested. Police even blocked the road leading to the meeting hall to stop the public. 

They strongly condemned this undemocratic and inhuman act of Telangana government that It's shameful to disrupt an indoor meeting of teachers who wants to speak about the incarceration of fellow teachers like Varavararao, Saibaba, Shoma Sen and other intellectuals. They also said that It's shameful to boost about the percentage of polling as a mark of democracy while suppressing the democratic voices simultaneously. They urged all democrats to condemn and protest against this fascist attitude of Telangana government.They also demanded their immediate release.& demanded the Telangana government to allow this meeting to be held peacefully.

Revolutionary writers association has also condemned this undemocratic act of Telangana Govt.

Statement released by
Dr Ajit Pal Singh press secretary
AFDR unit Bathinda

Apr 16, 2019