Hyderabad: The proponents of separate Telangana state on Thursday further intensified their protests as part of the ongoing general strike that began a fortnight back.

The hawkers stopped delivering newspapers as part of the 'Sakala Januma Samme' (strike by all sections of people) which began on September 13.

Telangana Political Joint Action Committee (JAC) Convener M Kodandaram was taken into custody in Secunderabad where he was participating in a pro-Telangana demonstration.

The Telangana supporters reached the police station were the JAC Convener was kept and raised slogans against the state government and police.

They also continued to hold rallies, sit-ins at various places elsewhere in the region.

The supporters of separate statehood also announced plans to question public representatives for not resigning in support of Telangana though all sections of people were participating in the ongoing stir.

(Agencies)