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Lathicharge on Mallannasagar Protesters

The protest against the Mallannasagar irrigation project took a violent turn on Sunday with police  lathicharge and firing in air to disperse villagers who attempted to stage a road blockade on the Hyderabad-Karimnagar highway.It all started when the villagers of Vemulaghat planned the road blockade on the Hyderabad-Karimnagar highway, to mark their 15-day relay hunger strike. Hundreds of villagers from Vemulaghat started marching towards the highway only to be stopped by police near Pallephad, another village facing submergence in Mallanasagar. As arguments ensued between the agitators and police, the latter resorted to lathicharge on the villagers.Several people got injured by police brutal latti charge.

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