NWC probes police highhandedness against agitating women
Andhra Pradesh

NWC probes police highhandedness against agitating women

Agency News

Amaravati, Jan 12 : National Women Commission (NWC) have conducted an inquiry in Tulluru and Mandadam villages in the Andhra Pradesh capital region Amaravati on Sunday on the highhanded behaviour of police against the women, who are agitating opposing the shifting of Capital city from Amaravati to Visakhapatnam.

The NWC members--- Kanchana Kattar, Pravin Singh went to the Tahasildar office in Tulluru and spoke to the Tahasildar and also to the DSP. The NWC members met the women at Tulluru and Mandadam villages.

The women explained the police 'highhanded' behaviour and shown the injuries which they received to the members. The women told the NWC members that the police prevented them when they were going to a temple and beaten up and later took to a police station. The women also said that they were not aware of Section 144 enforced in the village.

They have shown the excessive behaviour of police on mobile phones to the members. Guntur MP Galla Jayadev and Joint Action Committee (JAC) members were present. Meanwhile, Mr Galla Jayadev and TDP leaders Gadde Anuradha, Divyavani and P Anuradha met the NWC members in the guest house in Guntur and submitted a representation explaining the police highhanded behaviour against them during the agitation.

Talking to media, the TDP leaders said that they felt happy over NWC members coming to Amaravati to enquire on the police excessive behaviour. They urged the NWC to do justice. It may be mentioned here that the farmers of 29 villages, including large number of women and children, have been agitating for the last 25 days opposing the government’s proposal of shifting AP capital from Amaravati to Visakhapatnam.

Some of the women were injured when they were being dragged and whisked away by the police. Meanwhile, former Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party National President N Chandrababu Naidu called on theh injured woman agitator Srilakshmi in Ayush hospital here on Sunday. Srilakshmi was injured during agitation as police dragged her forcibly and allegedly kicked in stomach.(UNI)

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