HYDERABAD: Members of the Hindu community coming from different parts of Hyderabad joined a sit-in outside the local press club against police and some influential figures of the area over encroachment of their cremation site.

The protesters, led by Walji Thakur, Dr Amarshi Thakur, Dr Mohan and others alleged that the influential land-grabbers in connivance with the area police had been encroaching upon parts of their cremation site near Nara Jail for some time and now they were not allowing the community to carry out cremation there.

They appealed to the authorities concerned to help them retrieve the grabbed land and take all those involved in the illegal acts to task.

The protesters kept raising slogans against the land-grabbers and police during the course of their sit-in.

Published in Dawn, August 21st, 2018