Protests planned in 300 world cities as Amaravati agitation nears 200 days
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India, June 30 -- Thousands of non-resident Telugus in the US and other countries are planning demonstrations on July 3 to express their solidarity with the farmers of Amaravati, the present capital city of Andhra Pradesh, as their agitation against the trifurcation of the state capital completes 200 days.
More than 24,000 farmers of Amaravati capital region have been on the warpath ever since the YSR Congress Party government in the state, led by YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, announced on December 17 last year about creating three capitals - executive capital at Visakhapatnam, legislative capital at Amaravati and judicial capital at Kurnool.
These farmers belonging to 29 villages - who gave away nearly 34,000 acres of their fertile land to the...
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