Andhra Clashes: minister’s house set on fire, Section 144 imposed

The public protest broke out in Andhra Pradesh’s Konaseema district over renaming of the newly created district.

When it was decided to rename the newly framed Andhra Pradesh’s Konaseema district as B. R. Ambedkar Konaseema district. A public protest broke out in Amalapuram town on Tuesday.

During the said incident, YSR Congress MLA P Satish’s house was set on fire.

Opposition parties have taken a hit out on Jagmohan Reddy’s mishandling of the situation which escalated it to such a level.

The deputed police force lathi charged the protesting public individuals but things remained to be out of control with the arson in place.

Section 144 has been imposed in the said area and the police are closely monitoring the situation.

Trouble started when the police prevented leaders of the Konaseema Sadhana Samiti from entering into the district Collector’s office for submission of documents. Which then proposed renaming of the district.

The Samiti was opposed to the proposed renaming of the newly-created Konaseema district. Which is now to be renamed as  B R Ambedkar Konaseema district.

As police tried to chase the Samiti leaders , stone-pelting began. As trouble broke out, shops in the town closed  their shutters and protestors went out of control as it set a school bus on fire.

During the protest, as many as 20 police personnel were injured. “It is unfortunate that over 20 police personnel sustained injuries in the incident. We will conduct a thorough investigation into the incident and bring the culprits to book”. State Home Minister Vanitha said.

Prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC were imposed in Amalapuram.

On April 4, the new Konaseema district was named as the East Godavari.

Konaseema renamed

Last week, the state the government did issue a preliminary notification seeking to rename Konaseema as B.R. Ambedkar Konaseema district.

People were asked to discuss objections, if any.

The Konaseema Sadhana Samiti in response to the state governments memorandum objected to the proposed renaming of the district. Therefore they even wanted the name Konaseema retained.

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