History of Telangana separate statehood Telangana March – Sagara Haram
Telangana March – Sagara Haram: Telangana leaders asked DGP for permission to conduct Telangana March and Saagara Haaram programme. They chose Tank Bund as their destination for this event. DGP denied permission of the grounds of security reasons, but from the beginning Andhra Government was not giving any permission and added to that creating all obstacles to the agitators. DGP suggested changing the venue to Necklace Road and completing the event with in a stipulated time of 3pm to 7pm. After taking a written statement from the JAC leaders assuring that there won’t be any violent activity during the event, the DGP gave permission for Sagara Haaram. To stop people attending Telangana March / Saagara Haaram, government ordered police to stop the agitators in their villages itself. Local trains were cancelled. Osmania University students were stopped at NCC gate. In-spite of all the obstacles people managed to attend Sagara Haram in large number by pm.
Singer Rasamayi Balakishan’s live performance instilled Telangana sentiment in the agitators even more.