The house of state Transport Minister Pinipe Viswarup was set ablaze by locals as tensions prevailed in Andhra Pradesh’s Amalapuram city the place lots of protested towards the state’s determination to rename a district after BR Ambedkar. The minister’s household have been rescued from the home by the police.

A rally was deliberate to the district Collector’s workplace in Amalapuram on Might 24, Tuesday. The protesters, regardless of police curbs, demonstrated towards the state authorities’s proposal to rename the district as BR Ambedkar Konaseema district.

The YSRCP-led authorities had taken the choice following calls for from numerous Dalit teams.

Protesters demanded that the title of the city be stored the identical. In anticipation of the rally, the district police had imposed prohibitory orders underneath Part 144 of the CrPC.

The police needed to resort to using gentle power to disperse the protesters. Sporadic incidents of stone pelting have been additionally reported within the city. DSP Madhavreddy and SP’s gunman have been injured within the ruckus. A complete of 5 state transport buses have been set on fireplace within the violence that adopted.

State Residence Minister Taneti Vanitha stated, “Round 20 policemen have been injured within the incident. We condemn the violence. All political events needed the renaming of the district. I enchantment for peace.”

A complete of three vehicles belonging to minister Pinipe Viswarup have been additionally set on fireplace. MLA P Satish’s residence was additionally vandalised and later placed on fireplace.

SP Subbareddy held a safety assessment assembly quickly after the incident and some protesters have been taken into custody.

Earlier, the YS Jagan Mohan Reddy authorities had determined to rename Konaseema as Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar Konaseema district with Amalapuram as its headquarters.

As a part of the district reorganisation in April, 26 districts have been carved out of the prevailing 13 districts within the state. A number of the newly shaped districts have been named after outstanding personalities, like NTR, Alluri Sitharama Raju and Annamayya.

State authorities advisor Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy stated, “The choice [to rename the district] was taken within the wake of calls for from numerous organisations contemplating the aspirations of the folks and all of the political events supported it.”

“BR Ambedkar was an important chief and the state authorities would not have any political pursuits in naming a district after him. Some vested curiosity teams are answerable for the violence and the difficulty will quiet down quickly,” he added.

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