Alleging that the government had removed them from their services without any reason and demanding that it take them back immediately, Telangana ex-home guards staged a flash agitation along with their family members on Monday.
The ex-home guards staged a sit-in on the road at the Khairatabad cross roads along with their family members, including children, in the hot weather, a protest that led to a traffic jam. One of the protestors, an ex-home guard named Buran Goud from Mahbubnagar district, climbed a hoarding and threatened to jump from there if the government failed to respond to their demand. He had also carried a petrol bottle with him.
The ex-home guards lamented that the government had removed 350 of them from their services for the reason that they didn't have the copies of the orders given in the united state. They asked the state government how they could have worked for so long and begiven uniforms, salaries and identity cards without being officially appointed.
They lashed out at the officials concerned alleging that they hadn't responded yet though Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao had directed them (the officials) in March to take them (the ex-home guards) back immediately.
They vowed not to leave the place until the government gave a clear assurance, and warned that they would commit suicides along with their families if the government tried to shift them from the agitating place forcefully.
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