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High tension in Amalapuram over Konaseema district name change

Amalapuram is on high alert with hundreds of disappointed public opposing the government’s proposal to rename the district BR Ambedkar Konaseema. Despite the heavy presence of and law enforcement officers in the area, many were gathered on roads opposing the name change. As police attempted to disperse the protesters’ rally, tensions rose as officers resorted to lathi-charge, and some protesters reportedly threw stones at police vehicles.