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Adivasi-Lambada tussle: Bandh observed in Eturnagaram

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Warangal: Protesting over the alleged attack on Adivasis by Lambadas in Adilabad district, Adivasi unions staged dharnas at different places in Bhupalpally district.

The Adivasi unions also urged the shop owners, management of the educational institutions and others to observe bandh in support of the Adivasis in Eturnagaram town in the district on Saturday.

Police in huge numbers have been deployed at the Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA) office suspecting that the angry Adivasis might attack the office.

Meanwhile, the Adivasis have allegedly cut down trees disrupting the traffic on NH 163 near Kondaparthy village in Tadvai mandal in Bhupalpally district in the wee hours.

On the other hand, the Lambada associations also organised rasta rokos at Jangaon, Mahabubabad, Wardhannapet and Hanamkonda demanding the State government to take steps for the protection of Lambadas from Adivasis. The Lambadas allegedly tried to obstruct the movement of buses and tried to attack with sticks.

Sensing trouble, Warangal Police Commissioner G Sudheer Babu issued orders imposing prohibitory orders under section 144 of the CrPC for one week from Saturday under police commissionerate jurisdiction. He made it clear that no one can organise meetings, rallies, dharnas and rasta rokos without prior permission from the police.

Lambadas condemn attack, blocks road in Nizamabad

Nizamabad: Lambadas staged protest at various places of Nizamabad district, against attacks on the tribal people at Adilabad on Friday. They staged protest at Indalwai, Nizamabad, Jakaranpally, Yedapalli and other mandals. In Indalwai mandal, they staged protest on NH-43 at Gannaram toll plaza creating hurdles to the public on National Highway.

Lamabada Hakkula Porta Samithi and Lambada employees staged protest on highway at NTR circle and creating traffic hurdles. Police arrested some leaders and sent them to the fourth town police station. They staged protest in the police station and raised slogans.

Shankar Naik, Lambada Employees president, said few political parties were boasting tribals against them and creating disputes between Lambadas and other tribes. He demanded the government to control the situation and pay compensation to the deceased people.

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