Central executive committee of Students Federation of India condemns the brutal lathi charge of Telangana Police on the peacefully protesting activists of SFI and other left organisations at Indira Park today. In this lathi charge state secretary of Student Federation of India Kota Ramesh and others sustained serious injuries.
This was a peaceful protest organised by various left organisation including SFI, CITU and TSF. Many other organisations joined the protest. This was a protest to save the democratic right to protest- to save the place of protest in the city ‘Dharna Chowk’. It was a peaceful protest when police personnel in close association with TRS associated goons without any provocation attacked the protesters and brutally thrashed the protesters. Many activists are hospitalised.
It is important to mention that TRS Government in an autocratic manner issued a diktat to ban any kind of protest at the Dharna Chowk. As name indicates Dharna Chowk is a place where people organise protests to raise their voice and discontents. As in other cities, in the name of urbanisation and administration there is an effort to snatch the places where common people can exercise their democratic right of protest. It is important to mention here that, ‘Dharna Chowk’ near Indira Park was earlier assigned for protests. As the policy of ruling class, TRS mobilised some of its supporters in the name of common citizens and attacked the protesters with police.
Students Federation of India is firmly with this ongoing movement and demands a judicial inquiry into the unprovoked lathicharge, CEC also demands that, action should be taken against the culprit police personnel and the goons who attacked the protesters.
VP Sanu Vikram Singh
(President) (General Secretary)