Protests mark third anniversary of Telangana announcement

  • pawan
  • 2 Years ago
  • 0  Comments
  • 62  Views
  • (0)
  • story
Protests mark third anniversary of Telangana announcement

Related Stories

Hyderabad, Dec 9 (IANS) Protests in all three regions of Andhra Pradesh Sunday marked the third anniversary of the central government's announcement to initiate the process of forming a separate state of Telangana.

While parties fighting for a Telangana state took out rallies in Hyderabad and nine other districts of the region, demanding the central government fulfill its word, some groups in parts of Seemandhra (Rayalaseema and Andhra regions) observed a black day, opposing any move to bifurcate the state.

The Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC), Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Communist Party of India (CPI) and various student groups organised meetings and observed hunger strike.

The JAC and TRS observed Sunday as day of inspiration when their leaders addressed meetings in various parts of the region. BJP leaders observed a day-long fast to protest the delay in carving out a separate state. The CPI took out rallies and burnt effigies of the central government for going back on its word.

State BJP president G. Kishan Reddy, who participated in the hunger strike in Hyderabad, termed the all-party meeting convened by union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Dec 28 as another ploy of the Congress party.

He said if the Congress was sincere on Telangana issue, Congress president Sonia Gandhi should attend the all-party meeting.

"If Sonia Gandhi attends the meet, BJP president Nitin Gadkari will also participate," he said.

CPI state secretary K. Narayana, who led a protest rally in Hyderabad, alleged that the Congress is not sincere on Telangana issue. He said without the Congress spelling its stand, the all-party meet would serve no purpose.

Narayana demanded that the central government immediately implement its announcement of Dec 9, 2009. Raising slogans of "Jai Telangana", the protestors set afire the effigy of the central government.

In the Rayalaseema and Andhra regions, student groups observed 'black day' and demanded that the central government withdraw its Dec 9 statement. Samaikhya Andhra Students' Joint Action Committee staged protests in Kadapa, Guntur and Visakhapatnam.

Opposing any move to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh, they asked the central government not to hold the all-party meeting.

It was on Dec 9, 2009, that the central government announced that the process for formation of Telangana state would be initiated. The announcement was made following 11-day fast by TRS chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao and mass protests across Telangana.

However, the counter protests in Seemandhra and the mass resignations of MPs and state legislators in the two regions forced the central government to put the process on hold. Then union home minister P. Chidambaram announced that the government would evolve consensus before taking any further step on the issue.

(For updates you can share with your friends, follow Taaza News on Facebook, Twitter and Google+)

Source  news.taaza.com
Tags       telangana announcement third mark protests

Related News

Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent separatist protests

Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent separatist protests Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent separatist protests

news.taaza.com: (7 Months ago)

Srinagar, Feb 9 (IANS) Restrictions were imposed here Sunday to prevent separatist protests on the first anniversary of Afzal Guru's hanging, police said. Senior police officers said police and Cent... Read more

Submitted by: hemant

Andhra legislature rocked by protests over Telangana bill

Andhra legislature rocked by protests over Telangana bill Andhra legislature rocked by protests over Telangana bill

news.taaza.com: (9 Months ago)

Hyderabad, Dec 13 (IANS) Both houses of the Andhra Pradesh legislature were rocked by protests Friday as the legislators from Telangana, across party lines, demanded immediate debate on the bill for ... Read more

Submitted by: ajay

Andhra legislature rocked by protests over Telangana bill

Andhra legislature rocked by protests over Telangana bill Andhra legislature rocked by protests over Telangana bill

news.taaza.com: (9 Months ago)

Hyderabad, Dec 13 (IANS) Both houses of the Andhra Pradesh legislature were rocked by protests Friday as legislators from Telangana, across party lines, demanded immediate debate on the bill for a se... Read more

Submitted by: mahesh

Protests in Delhi over Telangana

Protests in Delhi over Telangana Protests in Delhi over Telangana

news.taaza.com: (7 Months ago)

New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Legislators from Andhra Pradesh opposed to a separate Telangana staged a protest here Wednesday against the government's decision to carve out the state. The legislators and ... Read more

Submitted by: ajay

Bahrain accuses Iran's Khamenei of inciting protests

Bahrain accuses Iran's Khamenei of inciting protests Bahrain accuses Iran's Khamenei of inciting protests

news.taaza.com: (6 Months ago)

Manama, Feb 16 (IANS) Bahrain has accused Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of inciting anti-government protests in the kingdom, Xinhua quoted pan-Arab daily Asharq Al-Awsat as saying Satu... Read more

Submitted by: mandy

Protests in Seemandhra against statehood to Telangana

Protests in Seemandhra against statehood to Telangana Protests in Seemandhra against statehood to Telangana

news.taaza.com: (1 Year ago)

Hyderabad, July 27 (IANS) Opposing Andhra Pradesh's division, which looks imminent, protestors Saturday took to streets in Rayalaseema and Andhra regions of the state. Students and activists of vari... Read more

Submitted by: anand

Amid protests, Rajya Sabha debates Telangana bill (Roundup)

Amid protests, Rajya Sabha debates Telangana bill (Roundup) Amid protests, Rajya Sabha debates Telangana bill (Roundup)

news.taaza.com: (6 Months ago)

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Amid noisy scenes, the Rajya Sabha Thursday debated the bill to grant separate statehood to Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh. After repeated adjournments and protests by m... Read more

Submitted by: Kprasad

Protests rock Seemandhra for third day

Protests rock Seemandhra for third day Protests rock Seemandhra for third day

news.taaza.com: (1 Year ago)

Hyderabad, August 2 (IANS) Protests rocked Rayalaseema and Andhra regions for the third day Friday against the decision to divide Andhra Pradesh by carving out separate Telangana state. Shutdown con... Read more

Submitted by: vinod



Taaza News Subcategories

 

Subscribe to the Latest headlines

 News  Lifestyle  Technology
 Sports  Entertainment

Frequency: