A few hundred lawyers from various Bar Associations in all ten districts of the Telangana region in Andhra Pradesh on Monday held a demonstration near the Parliament House in New Delhi demanding that the Union Government immediately bring a bill in Parliament favouring the formation of a separate Telangana state.
Holding placards and shouting slogans demanding the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, the lawyers tried to march towards Parliament, but were prevented from doing so by the police. When they tried to crash through Gate 5, they had to face water cannons. Around 150 advocates were arrested.
The protesters, with playcards reading “We want Telangana”, “We need a separate state”, “Let Centre bring a bill in Parliament immediately”, said the Centre should immediately bring a bill during the current Budget session demanding the formation of Telangana state.