AP: Police impose ban orders to prevent SCS protest in Vizag

Assembly of five or more persons in the limits of all 23 police stations in and around the city has been banned.

AP: Police impose ban orders to prevent SCS protest in Vizag

In an attempt to prevent the Jan. 26 silent protest called by opposition parties at RK Beach in Visakhapatanam demanding Special Category Status (SCS) to Andhra Pradesh, the police on Wednesday night imposed ban orders in this coastal city.

Assembly of five or more persons in the limits of all 23 police stations in and around the city has been banned.

A police official said no meeting, rally or procession would be allowed without prior permission.


Security has been tightened at RK Beach, where youth plan to hold silent protest to press the demand for special category status to the state.

Police said there was no permission for any protest at RK Beach or any other place in the city.
Leading actor and Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan and some other actors have declared their support for the protest.
A day earlier, Pawan warned the central and state governments on Twitter that if they stop the youth, this would create unrest. He also asked the governments to be prepared for a long-drawn ‘battle of Andhras’.
Opposition YSRC also plans to hold candlelight protest at RK Beach on Thursday evening.
Meanwhile, Left parties and some students' groups took out rallies and candlelight marches in different parts of the state on Wednesday in support of the proposed protest in Visakhapatnam.
Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu made it clear that his government will not tolerate attempts to create disturbances and alleged that the opposition parties were trying to create problems in Visakhapatnam to disrupt Partnership Summit, beginning in the coastal city on Friday.