Professor Kancha Ilaiah ‘attacked’ on way to Hyderabad

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Warangal: Writer Prof. Kancha Ilaiah was allegedly attacked by some members of the Arya Vysya community at Parkal on his way back to Hyderabad from Bhupalapalli where he had gone to attend a public meeting of the Telangana Mass and Social Organisations Forum.

Some people allegedly stopped Prof. Ilaiah’s car and raised slogans against him for writing a derogatory book on the community. The police took him to the police station where Prof. Ilaiah filed a petition saying he faced a threat to his life from Arya Vaishya community members. He alleged that some people threw footwear and stones at his car.

Arya Vysya community members reached the police station and raised slogans against Prof. Ilaiah. They entered into an argument with the police and refused to leave. About the same time, TMAS members and Prof. Ilaiah’s supporters also reached the police station.

Members of the Vasavi Kanyakaparameshwari Temple Committee and Arya Vysya Yuvajana Sangham members demanded that the police arrest Prof. Ilaiah.

Temple committee chairman Tammishetty Venkanna said they had filed a complaint against Prof. Ilaiah in the Parkal police station for writing a book against the Arya Vysya community and demanded his arrest. The police later escorted Prof. Ilaiah out of Parkal amid security.

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