Mudigonda

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Mudigonda
town
Mudigonda is located in Andhra Pradesh
Mudigonda
Mudigonda
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 17°11′00″N 80°05′30″E / 17.1833°N 80.0916°E / 17.1833; 80.0916Coordinates: 17°11′00″N 80°05′30″E / 17.1833°N 80.0916°E / 17.1833; 80.0916
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Khammam
Elevation 130 m (430 ft)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 507158
Telephone code 08742
Lok Sabha constituency Khammam
Vidhan Sabha constituency Madhira (SC)

Mudigonda (Telugu: ముదిగొండ) is a town and revenue-divisional headquarters located 14 km from Khammam, the headquarters of the Khammam District of Andhra Pradesh, India.

Introduction[edit]

Mudigonda is one of the mandal headquarters in Khammam district. It is located along the Khammam-Kodad mainroad. Mudigonda mandal is surrounded by lot of villages, of which Vallabhi and Bhanapuram are the biggest villages. The main occupation of the people here is Agriculture. It is also featured with a rural police station, since it is a politically sensitive mandal. There are huge granite deposits and number of granite mills here. The tourist spots at Mudigonda are the Sri Chennakesava and Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swami temple, Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Gattu and the Sri Veera Brahmendhra Swami temples. It is a historical place. Once it was the capital city of Mudigonda Chalukyas.

Villages[edit]

The villages in Mudigonda mandal includes: Ammapeta, Banapuram, Chirumarri, Gandhasiri, Gokinepalli, Kamalapuram, Kattakoor,New Lakshmipuram, Madhapuram, Mallannapalem, Mallaram, Medepalli, Mudigonda, Mutharam, Pammi, Pandregupalli, Pedamandava, Suvarnapuram, Vallabhi, Vallapuram, Vanam Vari Krishnapuram, Venkatapuram and Yadavalli

Police firing[edit]

The communist parties' agitation seeking land for the landless poor in Andhra Pradesh took a violent turn on July 28, 2007 as at least eight agitators were killed in the police firing on the protestors here in Mudigonda town.[1][2][3][4][5]

The policemen, most of them in plainclothes as they generally do in naxalite-prone areas, opened fire on the agitators when the protests turned violent and the vehicle of a senior police officer was attacked. The driver of a truck, which was stopped by the protestors, was also among the dead.

Telugu TV channels aired pictures of policemen firing several rounds from automatic weapons on the protestors. Most of the victims were inadvertently shot above the legs due to the tense situation under which the out-numbered security personnel were operating.

The police firing evoked sharp reaction from all opposition parties, keen to capitalize on it for political mileage. The main opposition party in Andhra Pradesh, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), which had backed the day long shutdown, termed the police firing as barbaric and inhuman.Ironically,the TDP leader, Mr Chandrababu Naidu himself was once a target of a naxalite assassination attempt,due to what the communist rebel's called his "Pro-rich" programmes.

Eight persons, including a woman, were killed and eight others injured, three of them critically, when police fired to quell a stone-pelting mob at Mudigonda village in Khammam district as the bandh turned violent.[1][2][3][4][5]

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