With cabinet meeting and assembly sessions right around the corner, Amaravati farmers who have been protesting against the intensified the agitations on Saturday. Adding fuel to the already worse situations, the state government had invoked the National Security Act in the State under which any person can be detained by the police for three months without stating any reason. This triggered the farmers who are reportedly planning to block the upcoming assembly sessions. On this note, Guntur police on Saturday issued notices to the Amaravati farmers across 29 villages not to hold any sorts of protests against Section 144 imposed. While all the routes connecting the assembly are brought under the control, additional police forces were deployed in the problematic villages like Mandadam and Velagapudi to avoid untoward incidents.
Police sources revealed they have already arranged alternative routes for the Speaker, CM, Ministers and officials to reach to the Assembly avoiding the protests. While the oppositions JAC and various farmer welfare organisations calling to held programs ‘Chalo Assembly’ and ‘Jail Bharo’, Guntur police have reportedly issued notices to farmers and the leaders also. News also has it that the police are planning to house arrest the opposition leaders from the morning hours of January 20. Meanwhile, the High Court which took suo moto cognizance of the visuals of the police using physically abusing women protestors has posed pertinent questions to the police. The HC asked the advocate general to file an affidavit by Monday explaining why the police hit women with shoes.