Stones pelted by protestors lie strewn on the road in front of the landmark Charminar in Hyderabad. Tension prevailed in the old city of Hyderabad after violent protests by a group of people protesting against Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader Akbaruddin Owaisi's arrest for his alleged hate speech.
RAF personnel posing for a picture in back drop of historic Charminar in old city of Hyderabad. Several companies of Paramilitary force are deployed around Charminar in the view of forthcoming Babri Masjid demolition anniversary.
Policemen stand guard outside the Bhagya Laxmi Temple, abutting the historic Charminar monument, in Hyderabad. At least seven people were injured after violence broke out near Charminar following the controversy over the newly erected structure near the Bhagyalaxmi temple.
Policemen baton charge Muslim protestors who allegedly pelted stones at them, after Friday prayers in Hyderabad. At least seven people were injured after violence broke out near the landmark Charminar over a temple row.
Greenpeace activists hang a banner with a photo of Manmohan Singh atop the Charminar in Hyderabad. The activists were protesting against India hosting the UN summit on biodiversity even as Indian forests are being destroyed due to coal mining.
Greenpeace activists hang a banner with a photo of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh atop the Charminar monument in Hyderabad. The activists were protesting against India hosting the U.N. summit on biodiversity even as Indian forests are being destroyed due to coal mining. Singh's government was recently accused of irregular sales of coal blocks.
Armed policemen guard a street near Charminar after shops were closed on request by the police following clashes between two groups in Hyderabad. The situation in trouble-hit parts of the old city remained peaceful even as indefinite curfew continued for the second day in the communally sensitive Madannapet and Saidabad areas.
Friday August 15, 2008
Another Independence Day. The PM launched his election manifesto, apart from other usual pieties from the Redfort. One of his party colleagues, Prabhakar Reddy from Andhra Pradesh, as usual was busy displaying his patriotism by the length of the flag unfurled -- in comparison to last year's 211 metres, this time he came out with one measuring 250 metres -- in front of the Charminar, in Hyderabad.
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