The Telangana High Court on Wednesday, 11 January, refused to stay the draft master plan proposal for Kamareddy town.
The court justified its decision on the ground that nothing along the grounds of what the farmers anticipated was going to happen overnight in regard to the draft master plan.
The farmers of Karmareddy moved the high court after the local authorities included their lands in the industrial and recreational zones in the draft master plan.
Fearing that they would lose their lands, they wanted the court to stay the master plan.
The high court, referring to the fate of master plans for Hyderabad and Warangal, which had been gathering dust for years, felt that the country would have progressed by leaps and bounds if things happened as they were scheduled.
It asked the government to file its counter, while adjourning the next hearing to 25 January.
The advocate general informed the court that the government would take into consideration the fears and objections of the farmers before finalising the draft master plan.
Dharna against the draft
Meanwhile, farmers staged a dharna in front of the Kamareddy Municipal Office demanding the scrapping of the draft master plan.
The farmers, under the banner of their Joint Action Committee, demanded that their objections be taken into consideration before finalising the master plan.
The dharna was led by leaders of the BJP, Congress, Telangana Jana Samiti, and YSRTP. They demanded that the municipal council pass a resolution against the draft master plan.
The police deployed forces at the municipal office to prevent the recurrence of the recent incidents of violence.
The cops rounded up several leaders in their respective villages to prevent the breakdown of law and order even before the dharna began.