Pick up any news paper in the past one month, all the government offices in Hyderabad have been rocked by agitations over Telangana and Samaikyandhra. Tension continues to prevail in the campuses with pro and anti Telangana slogans renting the air.
However, till now the police has managed to keep the situation under control. Come September 7, it will be challenging times for the cops as the Telangana Political Joint Action Committee will organise a Peace Rally on the said day which will also coincide with the public meeting being planned by the APNGOs at LB Stadium.
Who will have the toughest job?
Obviously the police. September 7 will be one of the toughest days for the cops as they will be entrusted with the responsibility of controlling people from both the regions. Even the police has not given permission for the rallies and both the parties are determined to go ahead with their schedule.
According to sources in the police department, the highers ups in the department have already ordered that every cop attend to their duties on September 7.
They have already made some plans on how to stop the rallies and where to put up the barricades. They also have reports from which places most of the public will be mobilized.
Nevertheless, additional paramilitary forces will be deployed on the day, police sources said. Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy is also likely to call for a meetings of the DGP and city commissioner to deliberate on the preparations and arrangements.
What remains to be seen is how the cops will handle the situation.