Telangana students take centre stage

Supporters of unified AP call for bundh in 13 districts today


At a massive rally, the students also reiterated that they will not stop their struggle till their goal of a separate Telangana state is  achieved.

Meanwhile, the joint action committee for a unified state of Andhra Pradesh has called for a bundh in the 13 Andhra-Rayalaseema districts for Monday which will be followed by the observation of a  ‘black day’ on Tuesday.

The all-party meeting  called by the Centre is scheduled for Tuesday.

The Osmania University campus in the heart of the city turned into a sea of humanity as thousands of students from across the ten districts of Telangana gathered for the ‘Vidyarthi Mahagarjana’ or the ‘mighty roar’ of students.

Bill demanded
The OUSJAC demanded introduction of a bill in Parliament to create a separate Telangana.

Following reports that Hyderabad may be made into a Union Territory as demanded by the politicians from the Andhra-Rayalaseema regions, the OUSJAC said there is no question of giving up Hyderabad as the city is an integral part of Telangana.

The meeting called upon all the 119 MLAs of Telangana to resign if any decision against a separate statehood for the region was taken in the January 5 meeting.

Exam boycott
It criticised the region’s ministers for withdrawing their resignations and said the students will not appear for examinations till the statehood is achieved.

The meeting warned that political parties opposing Telangana like the Telugu Desam Party, Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen, Praja Rajyam Party and the CPM that they would be ‘buried deep’ if they did not change their stance.

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