Telangana Crisis

Discussion in 'Politics & Society' started by I-G, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. I-G

    I-G Tihar Jail Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2009
    Messages:
    2,736
    Likes Received:
    53
    Rao favours 'militant way of struggle' for Telangana

    Rao favours 'militant way of struggle' for Telangana

    Updated on Tuesday, August 18, 2009, 00:05 IST Tags:Rao, Telangana, militant

    Hyderabad: After a poor show in the elections and criticism over his style of functioning, TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao has raked up a controversy by talking of "a militant way of struggle" to achieve a separate Telangana state.


    "We have to step up our fight for Telangana. We have to fight for our students, for our workers, to protect our interests. Let's start even militant way of struggle if it is necessary," he told a party workers meeting yesterday.

    Seeking to reassure party leaders and workers, he said he would be accessible to all and work for the attainment of Telangana.

    Criticising Rao for his remarks, BJP spokesman Rajiv Pratap Rudy, who is here, said while the demand for Telangana was legitimate, "there is no scope for violence".

    Rudy said that the TRS chief's remarks could vitiate the whole democratic process.

    "While the BJP is in full support for Telangana, we shun violence, we condemn violence and there is no scope for violence in democracy," he said.

    Rao's remarks came against the backdrop of a rebellion by his party leaders who came down heavily on his "unilateral" and " laid back" leadership. While some leaders suspended from the party have joined Congress, others continue to criticise him.

    Bureau Report

    Rao talks of `militant way of struggle` to achieve Telangana
     
  2.  
  3. ahmedsid

    ahmedsid Top Gun Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2009
    Messages:
    2,958
    Likes Received:
    243
    Okay these guys are desperate now. I hope IB is keeping a tab on these people. This will only serve in humiliating India in the global arena. When you dont garner votes in elections, take up the gun!
     
  4. Daredevil

    Daredevil On Vacation! Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2009
    Messages:
    11,613
    Likes Received:
    5,670
    Now that he lost popular support in AP for his quest of separate Telangana as seen by his party's dismal performance in recent state and general elections (won 2 compared to previous 5 seats), he is now trying to resort to violent methods. This guy is a power monger who was expelled from other parties and to salvage his sagging political career he resorted to this useless movement. He will be crushed like a tomato on a road by YSR, the CM of AP.

    But there are some grievances among the Telangana people of partisanship to Andhra and Rayalaseema regions by the previous AP state governments but that alone doesn't merit a separate statehood for this region. The YSR's congress govt. is now trying to address such grievances by building new dams and improving irrigation facilities in this region by spending massive amounts of funding from the state exchequer. I hope, in the end, this guy is kicked out of politics all together.
     
  5. Flint

    Flint Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,583
    Likes Received:
    25
    What a bloody demagogue. I hope he's arrested if he tries any violent nonsense.
     
  6. raghavi

    raghavi Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2009
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hyderbad,AndhraPradesh
    hello
    well from the recent things happening around andhra pradesh , people of telangana wish to have a new state for them selves . as a matter of fact this fight for telangana is going on from past 40 years . now its became a peak time . kcr the leader of telangana rashtra samithi(trs) party and a member of parliament is on hunger strike until death for the sepearate state . in fact many students like osmania university , telangana university , kakathiya university, palamaluru university, jntu , central university etc., students includeing 13 unions of students are in this one. telanagana lecturers , autos , workers , employees, non gazitted officers etc., are also in this strike . the govenment recently declared 15 days of holidays to all education systems in telanagana area for reducing the strength of this strike
    andhra bank was converted to telangana bank even name plates of vehicles are changed into tg by students . nearly around 5 students died for telangana
     
  7. Flint

    Flint Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,583
    Likes Received:
    25
    Cong MPs meet PM, NSA on Telangana issue
    fullstory

    STAFF WRITER 20:23 HRS IST

    New Delhi, Dec 4 (PTI) As the Telangana issue assumes centre-stage in Andhra Pradesh, a delegation of Congress MPs from the state today met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and appealed him to take a "positive decision" on the separate statehood demand.

    The MPs, all belonging to the Telangana region, also met National Security Adviser M K Narayanan and senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily and apprised them of the situation in the state arising out of the agitation by students demanding a separate Telangana state.

    They told the Prime Minister that the Congress party "should support the students movement and take a positive decision on the statehood demand as people of the region want a separate state.
     
  8. Flint

    Flint Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,583
    Likes Received:
    25
    T agitation goes to villages
    TNN 4 December 2009, 03:55am IST
    T agitation goes to villages - Hyderabad - City - The Times of India

    NIZAMABAD: Students of Telangana University launched an innovative campaign to prepare the rural people especially youth to fight for separate

    Telangana state. While Osmania and Kakatiya universities students are agitating for the cause in their respective campuses premises, the TU students took to the village path to strengthen the ongoing movement for separate state.

    As part of their village campaign programme, students on Thursday toured a few villages by holding placards and raising 'Jai Telangana'slogans. About 200 students under the aegis of Joint Action Committee (JAC) conducted this programme in Dichpalli mandal and toured Suddapalli thanda, Devapalli and Nadipalli villages on the first day.

    They visited every house in the village and interacted with the family members. Speaking to TOI, JAC convener Rajaram said that apart from holding relay hunger strikes on the campus, they have decided to tour the villages to educate the women, daily wage labourers, farmers, businessmen and youth.

    Stating that people of the region were betrayed by the political leaders, AISF district general secretary Gollapalli Raju Goud said that they have decided to carry out the movement without any political affiliations. "We will fight till separate Telangana goal is achieved," he said.
     
  9. Flint

    Flint Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,583
    Likes Received:
    25
    Know more about Telangana
    Know more about Telangana
    Swati Sharma

    Telangana is back as the main political discourse in the State and all those busybodies are out again in the media floating around half-baked opinions on the region’s many battles for statehood.

    But it seems the burning topic has generated more than a passing interest. Readers curious of the region’s case for a Statehood are turning to the scholarly work of N Venugopal and M Bharath Bhushan titled Telangana: The State of Affairs.

    The book is selling like hotcakes. “Literature on the Telangana issue in English helps reach more readers and popularises the cause among non-Telugu sections across the country and abroad,’’ says Naresh Kumar, publisher of Telangana: The State of Affairs.

    “Sensing the widespread ignorance outside the State about the Telangana issue we sought to explain the rationale for the demand for separate Statehood in this collection of research articles on the region and literature from the area,’’ he explains.

    The book is indeed a timely effort brought out by M Bharath Bhushan and N. Venugopal.

    It is not only informative but also goes beyond examining the usual narratives like the merger of Telangana with Andhra Pradesh and a series of violations of safeguards reiterated in the chronology of Telangana from the Nizam period to the present, he says.

    “It is an attempt to address several key issues and also raises important questions for further debate on the movement for separate Telangana,” the publisher adds.

    [email protected]
     
  10. Flint

    Flint Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,583
    Likes Received:
    25
    People from Andhra Pradesh, what are your views?
     
  11. raghavi

    raghavi Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2009
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hyderbad,AndhraPradesh
    the congress party is being very crucial towards students or trs members . this is the news of present position . grey hunt policers are put in charge for kcr which are used for naxalites and maoists. next is that these same greyhunt policers are allowed into osmania university where lati charge took place and more than 2 students died and many injured . in hyderabad around 10,000 students are making dharnas ie strikes in a very peaceful way . more than 3000 students all over telangana are arrested . in this around many unions including school children are on strike .
     
  12. raghavi

    raghavi Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2009
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hyderbad,AndhraPradesh
    i personally think we need telanagana , a different state for sure and also make hyderabad in 6 or 7 zones rather than making it a free zone .
     
  13. Flint

    Flint Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,583
    Likes Received:
    25
  14. Flint

    Flint Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,583
    Likes Received:
    25
    The BJP supports creation of Telangana, based on the principle that smaller states are more cohesive and better governed. I agree.
     
  15. tarunraju

    tarunraju Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2009
    Messages:
    5,319
    Likes Received:
    3,896
    Location:
    Hyderabad
    There's no reason why Telangana shouldn't be given statehood. I've spent a better part of my childhood in the northern Telangana district of Adilabad, which many consider is the most backward in Andhra Pradesh. I can give first hand account of just how despite being one of the most mineral-rich districts in the state, the developmental work is extremely poor. I was amazed to see how things were so much better outside Telangana, within the same state. Then you get to know that several cream posts in this region are taken from Andhras, they have for decades crippled vertical seniority growth of Telangana people, swindled away resources and money to their districts, and left behind extensive social disparity. Despite later regulations that limit government employees from seeking postings here, nothing has changed on the ground.

    Congress has played a very deceptive and opportunistic role. It knows that with a dismantled Andhra Pradesh, so will its prospects of either of the resulting states. Andhra is a Telugu Desam Party stronghold, while Congress cheated its way through past two state elections, in each of which, granting statehood for Telangana were held as top mandates. Now with the arrival of the Telangana Rashtriya Samithi, whatever leverage Congress would have had in a separate Telangana are nullified, since TRS which on the surface is spearheading the movement will gain a huge vote-bank in TL, and that totally disturbs Congress' foothold in the south.

    This is not the only time people of Telangana asked for statehood. They've tried everything - Gandhian dharnas, violent protests which ended up in lathicharge and police brutalities, and violent struggle which ended up in massacres which successive Congress governments have buried under the carpet. Evidently we're lesser children of democracy.

    Congress to India is what Kuomintang was to China before the communist revolution - corrupt, anti-competitive, and oppressive. - Write this on a piece of paper, frame it.
     
  16. prahladh

    prahladh Respected Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Messages:
    864
    Likes Received:
    144
    Location:
    Universal Citizen
    I hope it doesn't turn out to be like Indo-Pak partition. Massacre, Hatred...etc..
     
  17. Flint

    Flint Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,583
    Likes Received:
    25
    ^I don't think so. The creation of Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh etc. were quite peaceful.
     
  18. tarunraju

    tarunraju Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2009
    Messages:
    5,319
    Likes Received:
    3,896
    Location:
    Hyderabad
    It wouldn't have been that way if we were given our statehood 40 years ago. Congress has created this situation by procrastinating any genuine action on this issue, let people of Andhra flood the region, and disturb the local population. Today there is so much hatred towards Andhra people, and an oppressive state government, that no statehood would mean even more unrest and massacres for generations to come the hatred will only grow from hereon. Sooner statehood is given, the better. For them.
     
  19. tarunraju

    tarunraju Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2009
    Messages:
    5,319
    Likes Received:
    3,896
    Location:
    Hyderabad
    Sure, because they never had to fight this hard, nor did they have a real-estate-rich city like Hyderabad.
     
  20. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2009
    Messages:
    24,274
    Likes Received:
    11,290
    Location:
    BANGalore
    TRS got whipped in the election. So there is no support for it there. Just today I read that its leader now fears that he might actually die of his fast as no one has bothered about him and has sent an SOS to the congress chief to bail him out.

    Smaller states are always good for administration and that is why we had a reorganization a few years back. But the problem is organizing the administration of the new state first up. Also if there is a party like the TRS which heads a separate state movement and that party comes to power, it creates a big problem for the new state as that party runs the state on its whims. It grows larger than the cause.

    In the present context of telangana I don't see the TRS having a broad support base and is looking for a lifeline now. It tried a cheap shot by attacking a union ministers house when there was actually no response to its protest call. Any bifurcation has to be preceded by strong admin in place.
     
  21. prahladh

    prahladh Respected Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Messages:
    864
    Likes Received:
    144
    Location:
    Universal Citizen
    Good for them. In this case there were and are incidents were Andhras are beaten up or buses coming from Andhra region or torched etc...There are also demands from some leaders on people from Andhra region moving back to where they belong. This is where violence might trigger.

    Jinnah only wanted Pakistan but not 200K+ dead.
     

Share This Page