Press Esc to close
Friday 25 July 2014
News updated at 12:40 AM IST
Weather
Max: 27.9°C
Min : 21.3°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Shutdown in Hyderabad to protest MIM leader's arrest

Hyderabad, Jan 22, 2013 (IANS):
Indian shopkeepers sit outside closed shops during shutdown protests after the arrest of Muslim law maker Asaduddin Owaisi in Hyderabad, India, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. According to local news reports, the arrest in connection with a 2005 case sparked violent protests by supporters and shutdown in parts of the city Monday. AP Photo

A shutdown is being observed here and in some other parts of Andhra Pradesh Tuesday to protest  Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi's arrest in a seven-year-old case.

Shops, business establishments and educational institutions remained closed in the old city and other Muslim-majority areas in Hyderabad.

State-owned Road Transport Corporation (RTC) suspended majority of its bus services while auto-rickshaws were also off the roads.


The usually busy markets around historic Charminar wore a deserted look.

Police and paramilitary forces were deployed in the communally sensitive areas to prevent any untoward incident.

Parts of Hyderabad and several towns in Telangana had also observed a shutdown Monday after Asad Owaisi was sent to jail for 14 days by a court in Sangareddy town of Medak district.

He and other MIM leaders were booked in 2005 for preventing officials from demolishing a place of worship for road expansion. A non-bailable warrant was pending against the MP.

A shutdown is being observed in Sangareddy and other towns of Medak district, Karimnagar, Adilabad and other districts in Telangana and also in Anantapur in Rayalaseema region.

Sporadic incidents of violence were reported from different parts of Hyderabad on Monday.

Some unidentified persons attacked a RTC bus in Bahadurpura in the old city Monday night and tried to set it afire. The bus driver was injured in the incident.

As a precautionary measure, police imposed prohibitory orders in old Hyderabad, Sangareddy and other towns, banning assembly of five or more people.

MIM general secretary Ahmed Pasha Khadri said the party has not called for shutdown but it was people in districts and towns who were voluntarily keeping their shops and business establishments closed to show solidarity with Owaisi.

Police also tightened security in Nirmal town of Adilabad district, where Asad Owaisi's younger brother Akbaruddin Owaisi will be produced before the court in hate speech case. As his 14-day judicial custody is ending Tuesday, the police would produce him before the magistrate.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
India's Sanjita Khumukcham completes a lift during the 48-kg women's weightlifting event...

India's Sanjita Khumukcham completes a lift during the 48-kg women's weightlifting event...

Sachin Tendulkar speaks at the launch of the campaign “Shuddh Paani, Swastha Bharat” to curb...

Sachin Tendulkar speaks at the launch of the campaign “Shuddh Paani, Swastha Bharat” to curb...

Kajol with her mother actress Tanuja at a seminar on breast cancer in Pune...

Kajol with her mother actress Tanuja at a seminar on breast cancer in Pune...

Hironori Kanayama, President & CEO 0f Honda Cars India Ltd. and Yoshiyuki Matsumoto...

Hironori Kanayama, President & CEO 0f Honda Cars India Ltd. and Yoshiyuki Matsumoto...

School students wades through a flooded street after heavy rains in Ahmedabad...

School students wades through a flooded street after heavy rains in Ahmedabad...

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at a promotional event in Glasgow on Wednesday...

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at a promotional event in Glasgow on Wednesday...

Monsoon clouds over Taj Mahal in Agra...

Monsoon clouds over Taj Mahal in Agra...

A over view of fireworks that gallored the sky at Celtic Park during the opening ceremony...

A over view of fireworks that gallored the sky at Celtic Park during the opening ceremony...

A  man rows his boat on a river in Buthidaung...

A man rows his boat on a river in Buthidaung...

A worker sorts coffee berries at a factory in Kienjege, Nairobi...

A worker sorts coffee berries at a factory in Kienjege, Nairobi...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523