A residents’ group of the twin cities of Secunderabad and Hyderabad has renewed its campaign against the Indian Army’s allegedly illegal closure of roads in the cantonment areas of the two cities.
OSCAR, which stands for Open Secunderabad Cantonment All Roads, has initiated a post card campaign which is the latest figurative ammunition against the Indian Army.
OSCAR is a community of residents from Hyderabad and Secunderabad who are residents of areas near the cantonment, such as like Alwal, Bolaram, Green Fields, Yaddamma Nagar, Sree Sai Enclave and Subhash Nagar along with Yaddamma Nagar on the West corridor of the Secunderabad. Alleging that the Army had closed roads in violation of the law, they are demanding that certain roads, which were closed off to the public be reopened.
The group came up with the idea of a post card campaign after the visit of President Pranab Mukherjee to Hyderabad. ???? The group had sought an appointment with the President during his visit to Hyderabad, but it was not possible. However, they received a reply from the President’s office, asking them to send their memorandum by email or post.
Oscar has put together a team which goes around the cantonment areas and collects signed postcards from people living in the cantonment areas. Then, another team writes identical messages onto to postcards before posting them.
''S. Chandrasekhar, Coordinator of OSCAR, told The News Minute: ''We have finished sending around 6000 postcards till now and next 4000 post cards will be sending in next two or three days. But recently we realized that as the writing post cards takes little time so we now decided to print inland letters and we will send around 4000 inland letters.''
''I am really happy as we are getting great response from other residents from the city and they want us to help us in posting the letters to the President'' he added.
Members of OSCAR Community met the Honorable Central Minister of State ( Independent Charge) Labour and Employment Mr. Bandaru Dattatreya on Friday at party office and submitted a memorandum to open all closed roads and remove night restrictions from the affected area.
Honorable Minister had promised to take it up with MOD immediately and also promised to call CEO of the SCB to seek her explanation and direct to comply the directions immediately.