Hyderabad, July 23 (NSS): The Telangana Co-ordination Committee has condemned the attitude of the Andhra Pradesh Bhavan authorities in not permitting the body of Yadi Reddy, who committed suicide near Parliament House on Wednesday, to be brought on the premises of AP Bhavan for offering homage to the martyr.

In a statement here on Saturday, the TCC chairman, Prof. A. Gopal Kishan, the general secretary, Mr T Vivek, the treasurer, Mr A Rajender Babu, advisors and several others condemned the insensitive and immature action of the AP Bhavan authorities in this regard and warned the Seemandhra political masters to behave themselves and not take Telangana people for granted.

The episode shows arrogance and insensitivity of the AP Bhavan authorities and of the political masters in Hyderabad at whose behest it is suspected that the decision was taken to perform the last rites in Delhi itself, they stated, adding that the decision was inhuman, exposing once again the anti-Telangana attitude of the Seemandhra leaders and bureaucracy.

“This is all the more galling because Yadi Reddy was not an orphan and members of his family were present inDelhito collect the body. The members of the deceased’s family have every right to perform last rites at a place and the manner in which they wish to do. By arrogating to themselves the right of performing last rites, the political leadership inHyderabadcommitted a legal, moral and ethical offence. The order directing that the dead body be taken for cremation was also a violation of human dignity. The political masters and all those in the administration responsible for such inhuman approach to treating the dead body should be brought to book,” they stated.

They also pointed out that the Andhra Pradesh Bhavan belongs to the citizens of Telangana, inasmuch as it is the property of Nizam of Hyderabad State. The citizens of Telangana have a rightful claim over the place and have legal and moral right to use the AP Bhavan premises for paying homage to Yadi Reddy, a Telangana martyr. They pointed out that it was not the first time that such shameless act was perpetrated in respect of Telangana persons. Even late P.V. Narasimha Rao, a Telanganaite, who ran the nation for five years as Prime Minister was not spared. Despite being entitled for honorable cremation and place alongside the national leader memorials, his body was not allowed to be cremated atDelhiand the honour attached to it was denied to him, they deplored. (NSS)



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