Wilful Blindness
Here is an excellent and hard-hitting piece in Outlook written by Ajai Sahni, who attended our workshop in Delhi. Mr. Sahni is the Executive Director at the organization run by K.P.S Gill. Mr. Gill is following through on the firm stance he took during the media workshop. Visalandhra Mahasabha is gateful to him for the patriotic position he has taken on this difficult national issue.
The situation in Andhra Pradesh, with particular regard to the Telangana region, exemplifies the political myopia, folly, and sheer mischief that have undermined counter-insurgency gains in many theatres across India

Political myopia, folly, and sheer mischief have undermined counter-insurgency gains in many theatres across India, making a mockery of the tremendous sacrifices Security Forces (SFs) must accept to secure even limited successes. Unfortunately, there is no indication that the political leadership in this country has learned anything from the past, or that its wilful blindness and disruptive opportunism are yielding to any greater sagacity or concern for the national interest.

The situation in Andhra Pradesh, with particular regard to the Telangana region, is an immediate case in point. Over the past years, the Andhra Pradesh Police has struggled against great odds, and at great cost in blood, to bring a rampaging Maoist movement under control.

The Telangana region has always been at the heart of the Maoist insurrection, but by 2005, each one of Andhra Pradesh’s 23 Districts was in the Maoist-affected category. The situation had been substantially worsened by the ill-advised deal between the Congress Party and the Maoists in the run-up to the 2004 elections, and the ‘ceasefire’ that the new Congress regime unilaterally announced in one of its first moves after its electoral victory. Despite significant and further Maoist consolidation, however, the Andhra Pradesh Police were able to fight back after the breakdown of the so-called ‘peace process’ in early 2005, and by 2007, almost the entire State had been cleared of the Maoist menace.

Fatalities in Maoist related violence provide an index of the astonishing turnaround that was achieved in this short while. According to the South Asia Terrorism Portal, in 2005, there were 320 Maoist related fatalities (132 civilians, 21 SF personnel, 167 Maoists); 2010 saw just 33 such fatalities (17 civilians, 16 Maoists). To date, there have been just 4 fatalities in 2011 (2 civilians and 2 Maoists). There have been no SF fatalities since 2009.

SF Personnel

*Data till July 10, 2011

The Maoists made a concerted attempt to regroup in the Nalamalla Forest area in Central Andhra, and in the Telangana region, in 2010, but their attempts were quickly neutralised with the arrest or killing of their leadership cadres, forcing them out of the State once again.

A residual problem of sporadic violence, essentially by armed groups located across the border, principally in Odisha and Chhattisgarh, persists in eight border Districts of Andhra Pradesh. However, even this has been substantially handled with effective coordination with SFs in these States, and in Joint Operations. Today, the Maoist operational capabilities in Andhra are minimal.

The Maoists have also been increasingly aware that the improving social and economic profile of populations in the region no longer lends itself to their patterns of mobilisation and recruitment. The socio-economic transformation of the Telangana region has been elaborately documented by the Justice B.N. Srikrishna Committee, which has debunked the entire ‘separatist’ argument on grounds of economic neglect and backwardness. It is not the intention, here, to review the Srikrishna Report. However, the extensive indices of human and economic development compiled, demonstrate the most dramatic improvements in the Telangana region, and force the Committee to the conclusion that, “In recent years… the shares of Telangana for many common development parameters are in league with the share of population / area, often being higher… Additionally, the rate of growth of most of the parameters of development has shown robust growth in Telangana… Thus, on the whole, it would appear that the deprived region is Rayalaseema not Telangana.”

The Srikrishna Report has, of course, been accused of bias and political prejudice by the votaries of a separate Telangana, which is why the Maoist perspective becomes the more significant. Indeed, in their Social Investigation of North Telangana: Case Study of Warangal, probably drafted towards the end of 2001 or early 2002, the Maoists concede that a wide range of social, political and economic transformations in the region have made recruitment difficult, and popular cooperation with the Police far more frequent, undermining the very possibility of effective Maoist mobilization. The tone of much of this document verges on the comical, as there is constant lamentation over precisely these improvements, and the impact they have had on the ‘revolutionary potential’ in what was, for decades, the Maoist heartland. A few samples are instructive:

Now the governments are starting "Akshara deepika", Malli badiki", "Chaduvula panduga" (education programmes), education for child labourers, thievish audio visual educations, bridge schools to educate the peasantry and make them buy their goods. It is only to transform the people as "market being". Earlier, farmers never had anything to eat when they go to the market. They used to go without even brushing their teeth. Now they go to the hotels. They also have to watch the imperialist's TV. So they have to go by bus…

Telephones are also brought along with this. The middle class is opposing the blasting of the (telephone) exchanges. The increased communication network facilitated the enemy to receive our information soon…

The roads in remote rural areas of the district have become tar roads… There is almost no village without RTC buses in the summer season… Two wheelers have become a common feature in majority of the villages in the district ranging from scooter to spider, Hero Honda, Bajaj, Chetak, Kavasaki… In addition to these each mandal (administrative block) has at least 40 tractors, each village has 4 to 5 jeeps. Six seater autos, Matadors and Tata Sumos are in big number… Now if a squad member goes to the village for food and it is exposed, the police from the nearby station can encircle us within one hour. We are unable to identify who leaked the information. Information can also be sent through phones…

Twenty years back, apart from the district collectorate in Warangal district there were two RDO (Rural Development Officer) offices in Mulugu and Mehaboobabad… Now there are revenue offices to each mandal and agriculture and education departments, now the Janagama, Narsampeta and Warangal Revenue Divisions are established. There are 6 RDO offices in the district. Administration is decentralised and bureaucrats (employed section) and administrative departments (political and ruling class) have developed in a big way…

The women are gaining political consciousness by knowing the bourgeois political society mainly through the TV. Because of the schools, participating in development activities taken up by the various organisations, they are increasingly coming out of the houses. Number of girl students is increased. The number of those who go around the offices also increased to 5 or 10 in each village…

The impact of cricketisation and gutka (a mild stimulant containing areca nut and tobacco) is high. Due to the imperialist culture 40 per cent of our youth are away from our activities. In 1980s there was no Television even radio was seen only in middle class families. Now cassette recorders and decks become a normal feature… Cricket, volleyball, carom board, chess, ball badminton and kabaddi are played. Every village has cricket and volleyball.

This, precisely, is what makes the separatist movement in Telangana integral to Maoist designs in the region. The only possibility of the recovery of Maoist influence and dominance in Andhra Pradesh is envisaged through the Telangana agitation. Significantly, a detailed plan to encourage such separatism was drawn up in the Fourth North Telangana Special Zonal Committee Meeting of the People's War Group (PWG, now CPI-Maoist) in 1997, where it was concluded that, "when it comes to separate Telangana issue, it cannot be entrusted to others" and that "It is not proper to say that only constitutional means would be adopted." Indeed, in the PWG's State Conference in 1995, a resolution had already been passed to start an agitation for the formation of a separate Telangana. What we are seeing in the Telangana region today is a slow and systematic unfolding of the Maoist plan for a sundering of the State, through various proxies, in order to restore their own disruptive dominance.

All the formations currently spearheading the separatist movement, including the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) and the Telangana Praja Front (TPF), have a large representation of ex-Maoist cadres and leaders, and have synchronised their campaigns with various Maoist directives on the issue.

The observations of the Sri Krishna Report in this regard, in its 'secret' Chapter 8, are significant:

  • With the bifurcation of the state and Hyderabad in Telangana region, incidents of agitations, dharnas and even violence, are expected. This may result in flight of capital, stagnant growth and disincentive for entrepreneurs, leading to slow down of economic activity.
  • The Maoists are also likely to gain by the creation of a new state. The new state is likely to be soft towards them initially, given that they have over the years supported the struggle for the formation of Telangana. By the time the state realizes the Maoist menace, it may be too late for the state to handle them with a bifurcated police force contributing to a weaker response to the problem. The CPI (Maoist) will also use political boundaries of state and districts, to their advantage. It is not without reason that most of the Maoist zones, sub- zones etc., straddle state and district boundaries.
  • Telangana is also contiguous with other highly affected Maoist areas viz., Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra States. As such it is likely that the Maoists will extend their activities from these neighbouring states to Telangana, especially the districts of Adilabad, Karimnagar, Warangal, Khammam, parts of Nizamabad and Medak in north Telangana and Mahboobnagar and Nalgonda in south Telangana. It is important to note that it is not entirely a coincidence that the increased spread of Maoist violence in Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, has been after the creation of these states. Increase in poverty which is a natural corollary to a slowdown in economic activity, will drive more people into the arms of the CPI ( Maoist). This may again lead to a vicious cycle of Naxalism, leading to less of economic activity and greater impoverishment, which may provide fillip to left wing extremism.
  • An important development that has to be noted is that after K. Chandra Shekar Rao gave up his fasting protest on 30.11.2009, Gaddar organized wide spread protests and later the top leadership of Maoists including Kishanji @ Mallojula Koteshwar have organized various protests programs through students of Osmania University and other universities of Telangana. Thus, while the student's involvement in the Telangana agitation became very intense due to the encouragement of the local committees of the Maoists, Telangana Rashtra Samithi was also forced to utilize simmering sentiment in the students. When the intensity of the agitation by TRS started ebbing down, Gaddar floated a new front called Telangana Praja Front (TPF) on the instructions of the underground cadre of the Maoists to sustain agitation for a very prolonged duration. This front, which is totally Maoist backed and motivated, tried to project itself as an alternate to KCR and TRS. Thus, the Maoists are trying to make a come back through the Telangana agitation. The impact of possible growth of Maoist/ Naxal influence in Telangana has to be evaluated in the right perspective keeping in mind that a large number of important and sensitive industries are located in and around Hyderabad.

It is unfortunately the case that the Centre’s policies and pronouncements, and especially the December 9, 2010, announcement of an imminent division of Andhra Pradesh by Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram, have inflamed the agitators further. The resignation of Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) and Members of Parliament (MPs) from the Telangana region since July 4, 2011, can only worsen the situation. The problem has been aggravated significantly by the succession war within the Congress Party after the death of Chief Minister YSR Reddy in a helicopter accident in September 2009, and the claims of his son, Jagan Reddy, with his breakaway YSR Party.

All parties and groups opposed to state division have been intimidated by the threat of a violent backlash to maintain their silence. Some political formations have opportunistically changed their positions, sensing some electoral advantage in the Telangana region by shifting from an integrationist to a separatist position.

There is a grave and imminent danger of a Maoist revival in the Telangana region if a separate State is created there. Indeed, the increasing chaos of the Telangana agitation has already created new spaces for Maoist revival and consolidation, though the operation of armed cadres is still being effectively contained by the Police. The rising apprehensions and potential backlash in the coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions can only widen such spaces. The Maoist leadership and cadres from this State have played – and continue to play – a historically pivotal role in the armed insurrection across all affected areas of the country. A Maoist revival in Andhra Pradesh will not only wipe out hard-won gains in Telangana and in the wider State; it would have disastrous consequences for the Maoist ‘red corridor’ States, and for the internal security situation in India at large.

Ajai Sahni is Editor SAIR; Executive Director, Institute for Conflict Management & SATP. Courtesy: the South Asia Intelligence Review of the South Asia Terrorism Portal.

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98 Responses to “Wilful Blindness”

  1. Ramana says:

    'The Maoists behind the whole movement', wasn't it obvious to any neutral observer? Even many Telangana natives agree with this assessment in private discussions. The problem is they are intimidated and scared to say it out loud in the public. 

  2. Udyama Telangana says:

    Aee you referring to this Super COP As seen in this News clipping:
    KPS Gill a convict, strip him of Padma Shri: Rupan Deol

    TIMES NEWS NETWORK & AGENCIES Jan 6, 2010, 02.37am IST

    CHANDIGARH: Calling former Punjab DGP K P S Gill a convict, ex-IAS officer Rupan Deol Bajaj, who fought a case of sexual harassment against the top cop, said on Tuesday that Gill didn't deserve the Padma Shri the government gave him and that it should be withdrawn.
    Bajaj's call came a day after the Union government decided to withdraw former Haryana DGP S P S Rathore's police medal after he was convicted of molesting Ruchika Girhotra. Talking to TOI, Rupan said,
    "Gill was convicted of sexual harassment charges by the Supreme Court and it's high time the government withdrew the Padma Shri award it gave him."

  3. Udyama Telangana says:

    Wilful Blindness in seeing the Torch Bearer:

    • Andhra says:

      haha ,
      you guys are taking the support of Naxals , who have sworn to destroy this country . You are all traitors who should be charged with treason.
      Mr.Gill , this case aside , has done great service to this country. He crushed fanatasicm and thus saved countless lives

    • Krishna A says:

      Do you have anything to say on what he said. Why you almost always look for excuses. Yes Gill made a mistake and he was punished for that. That chapter is closed. His stature as an efficient officer was never in question before or after nor the casewas related to his job or  knowledge.

  4. Reddy says:

    Here is an example of the great people who were leading this "56 years" people's udayamam.

  5. Kiran says:

    What is new in this? The whole drama has been scripted by Maoist leadership who are largely from coastal andhra. Some brainless t idiots started dripping saliva at the prospect of hyd all to their own. Another brainless set in hyderabad who used to shout "jai shri ram"…found "jai telangana" just as emotional to stupefy them. Result is this dunghill called telangana movement and the dung worms like UT.

    • Andhra says:

      good post , Kiran. What I dont get is how will these "jai shri ram" guys preach about Hindu unity in future when they are encouraging TG Hindus to take on Andhra hindus in the almost war like manner in the present

      • Kiran says:

        It was never about Hindu unity but just being anti-muslim. Now they transferred it to anti-seemandhra..thats all.

  6. Prabhakara Rao says:

    shooting messenger?
    I know you are hopeless still, I request you not behave like a gurivinda ginja.
    Your great KCR once demanded abolition of Zonal system. Now he is running entire movement by raising the opposite. 
    Do have guts to deny Mr. Shani allegations that Naxals are behind the movement?
    I am sure you dont have. Instead you continue drift. 
    Man/lady, you are falling further from joker status.

  7. Sudheer says:

    Mr. Chakravarthi (and his supporters) are not interested in Gill's conviction in sexual harassment case, his IHF corruption scandals or his human rights recod. They are not interested in Nayyar's opposition to linguistic states or his reasoning that alienation leads to seperatism. They are not interested in Prabhakar's party hopping and past support to Telangana. They are not interested in Kavuri's Jai Andhra days. They are interested in only one subject i.e. the fact that these gentlemen oppose Telangana today.

    • Andhra says:

      TG separtists are in cahoots with naxals who have sworn to destroy this country . If this country has any sense of self preservation it should crush the TG separatists forever and thus make sure that TG does not become a naxal safe haven.

  8. Krishna A says:

    Sudheer,  Gill is an expert in handling terrorism and this article is essentially about that. If he talks about how to respect women, then certainly one could question his integrity.
    Despite being opposing linguistic states why do you think Nayyar prefer's united andhra? Your statement actaually gives more credence to the unity cause.
    Prabhakar's party is different from Prabhakar. He left it long back. However I agree with you every party in AP played hide and seek on Telangana issue and PRP is no different. But who are supporting any party here?
    Kavuri,Undavalli were active Jai Andhra leaders but now fighting for united Telangana. When the 1972 movement was ended..that is end of the chapeter for seperatism.  They agreed to live together  and sticked to the same principle. You found fault in that too?
    In fact it is Telangana leaders, whose behavior is oppertunistic. They stayed calm in 1972. They stayed calm next 30 years. Almost calm for another 7 years. It picked real traction  only in 2009.

  9. Andhra says:

    The OSD in AP bhavan Mr Chandar rao has much more courage than JP . JP did not have the courage to even register a police complaint after assault on him . But this guy had the courage to lodge police complaint.
    Harish rao once again proved that TRS is nothing but a collection of some street rowdies.

    • Ravi Prakash says:

      Not guts but backing from TV9 & his daughter. See the story at http://www.greatandhra.com/viewnews.php?id=30750&cat=15&scat=16
      The way Telangana Rashtra Samithi legislator T Harish Rao assaulted Chander Rao, officer on special duty at Andhra Pradesh Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday was no doubt a serious offence and should warrant condemnation from all sides.
      The issue subsided with Harish Rao tendering apology to the official with whom he had 10 minute meeting half an hour after the incident.
      Harish had also apologized to Chander Rao in front of the national media as well. Even Chander Rao admitted before NDTV and CNN-IBN that Harish Rao said sorry to him.
      But the real drama began after the Telangana leaders left the AP Bhavan premises.
      Vandana, a TV9 reporter with its New Delhi bureau entered the scene and began creating hungama. And she happens to be the daughter of Chander Rao and hence, she took the lead in launching a campaign against the Telangana leaders.
      She, along with other electronic media reporters, asked all the AP Bhavan employees to come out in protest and stage a sit-in on the steps of the building, raising slogans against the TRS legislator.
      Since Vandana is the victim’s daughter, the employees obliged to her and she dictated as to who should where and what to say in front of cameras.
      It was Vandana, who asked her mother to come there and show her chappal before the cameras, saying she would beat Harish Rao with chappals.
      And she ensured that all the channels carried the story prominently, so that the slapping incident and the AP Bhavan staff protest dominated the national news, overshadowing the suicide of Yadi Reddy and Telangana leaders’ protest before AP Bhavan!

  10. A.MAHENDRA says:




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    The body language of Mr. Harish  Rao  depicts his mind set in totality. The way he opened the doors of Andhra Bhavan with the help of his dynamic legs represents as if he is a good Foot Ball Player. The poor doors has to suffer his anger.  He showed punch of his powerful hands like a good boxer against defenseless elderly man. What a  pitiable situation.
    Another gentleman, Mr.KTR, in a spirit of good sportsman supported the sports qualities Mr. Harish Rao ( close Relative ) with a  great  prejudice.  
    Given a chance, people with this kind of mind set, will do the same in Hyderabad in coming days against poor common people.
    What kind of message these dynamic leaders wants to give to young generation…  Only God knows.

  11. Udyama Telangana says:

    Look at the samaikayavaadis first and then talk about Telanganites:
    Wah! Great way of Democracy:

  12. Udyama Telangana says:

    Time for Mr.Nalamotu to Touch Base with his cadre and say Jai Andhra rather than carrying the wicked Samaikyanadhra Torch:

    • Andhra says:

      If Muslims dont agree for TG , i am sure your Harish rao will beat them up in Dora style and guys like you will cheer him.

      • Udyama Telangana says:

        Probably thats the only route Greedy lobbyists  would leave to Telanganites to protect themselves from the blood leechers (Samaikyavaada messaiahs that include the likes of Lagadapatis etc).

  13. Kiran says:

    People here are not dudderheads(or "baanchans")  to be demoralized by your comments which have hardly any relation with the content in the articles…..please practise it where it may work and you can still keep your dignity.

  14. Kiran says:

    But one thing I really admire is the consistency with which Muslims opposed seperate T from 1969 . While it may change in future their moral consistency was remarkable considering that even seemandhra politicians kept quiet to allow their telangana polticians to milk it for their benefit and the party benefit.
    I think a casteless religion like Islam encourages a more moral thinking than dora – banchan infested hinduism. There is a similiar opposition to telangana from christians.
    Another reason is as minorities who are well educated and articulate (Muslims are far better on socio-economic statistics than dalits and even "upper" caste hindus in some respects like female infanticide) they are far more sensitive to long term damages a fascist movement like Telangana does.

    • Udyama Telangana says:

      Time for you to read Sachar Committe Report that irrefutably revealed the profound lack of educational and employment opportunities, and the consequently attenuated life choices, that confront the majority of Indian Muslims .
      Time and again you try to bank on Doras – and your Wilful blindness makes you ignorant of the fact that it is the same Telangana that knows very well how to revolt against these So called Telangana Doras and the Andhra Looters/Factionists/ Gundas/ Casteists/ Real Brokers/../..

      • Prabhakara Rao says:

        sorry for drifting from point in focus.
        you are ready to accept Sachar commitee report, that has not covered even a percent of the country.
        But you REJECT report of SKC that met thousands of people, of various hues/sections, across regions.
        nene raaju, nene mantri, nene nyaaya moorthy, chivariki talaari kooda nene. Right?

        • Udyama Telangana says:

          Before SKC Report, Fazal ali Commission report would have been implemented in totality.

          • satya says:

            hehe… why don't you file a case for that in supreme court?

            Let you T vaadis make the union and other states to agree for Fazal Ali report and let us move back to 14 states…  Let you guys make k'taka agree to give bellary to andhra. then we may think of implementing it..

            UT, please keep in mind time will always tick forward. since you guys stuck at Dec 9, or ppl like jayasankar or others stuck at fazal ali report, whole world will not stop for you.

        • Udyama Telangana says:

          My Notes were not to talk about Committees. Mr. Kiran Says "Another reason is as minorities who are well educated and articulate (Muslims are far better on socio-economic statistics than dalits and even "upper" caste" ) Which is absolute false.
          I gave you the peice of information I have. you could send me any such information that proves Mr.kirans point true. Don't tell me that his  grand father told some fairy tales about better socio economic conditions of Muslims.

          • satya says:

            Fine UT for your profound knowledge in committees. btw.. does anyone from muslim community suicide for TG so far? I think they were promised for 12% reservation in education and employment and besides returning multi-crore vakf lands from lagadapati.

  15. Kiran says:

    THe single most important thing that can be easily done to cool off the movement is – a central government apology on their De c 09 statement. That statement is the chief cause of the present passion in the movement. The CG later said in many sneaky ways that it regrets it but that is not enough. Why will it not apologise ? becuase its ego and reputation ? when people are fighting on street can the central government really cling to fedual things like ego and reputation ?

  16. Prabhakara Rao says:

    I think central government more or less working towards that. In their own style they LEAKED it through SA leaders. I hope soon they may actually send similar message through a central minister, maybe someone lower in the ladder.

  17. Udyama Telangana says:

    Plea against formation of Telangana rejected
    The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed as premature a public interest litigation petition seeking to declare as unconstitutional the demand for Telangana State.
    A Bench of Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia and Justices K.S. Radhakrishnan and Swatanter Kumar dismissed — at the admission stage itself — the petition filed by S. Rama Chandra Rao of Hyderabad, who also sought an interim stay on any action on the Justice Srikrishna Committee report.
    When the petitioner submitted that a civil war-like situation prevailed in the State, Justice Kapadia said that since the petition was premature, it was being dismissed, and not on merits.
    Creating confusion
    The petitioner alleged that Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram's December 9, 2009 statement on initiating a process to create Telangana State had the adverse effect of shifting of the agitation from the Telangana region to coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema, creating confusion among people. On December 23, 2009, Mr. Chidambaram modified the statement because of the agitation. In February 2010, the Centre appointed the Srikrishna Committee to gather information from all sections of people of the State on Telangana State formation.
    The inordinate delay in acting on the report, the petitioner argued, created a civil war-like situation in the State.
    Mr. Rao wanted the court to direct the Centre to control the revolt among people well in advance and protect the country's sovereignty and integrity; declare the demand for Telangana unconstitutional; stay the Srikrishna Committee report; and direct the Andhra Pradesh government to control the situation impartially and act against the leaders of Telangana.

    • Prabhakara Rao says:

      it may worth you read this fully. In case you missed here it is for your benefit
      When the petitioner submitted that a civil war-like situation prevailed in the State, Justice Kapadia said that since the petition was premature, it was being dismissed, and not on merits.

  18. P. Rao says:

    The samaikya vadis have all the arguments right.  The T vadis have a movement going strong albeit on apparently wrong assumptions. Like the old high school debating topic, kalam is better or katti is better?  Who will win?

  19. GK says:

    I wish to join vishalandhra, provided it is not particular on the border for telugus.
    I mean if it is for all telugus irrespective of borders.
    If you insist or preach on unitied AP under the banner of vishalandhra, never in my life I will join your organization.

  20. Sudheer says:

    @Krishna A:
    I am not sure if you agree with my contention and argue it is correct or disagree. I have also seen others arguing the differences between these gentlemen is not important or relevant.
    Nayyar's thrust is that every division he has seen has ended in tragedy and that the affected parties (e.g. Harianvis) regretted it later. He specifically refers to the partition of Punjab on linguistic grounds. He says he understands the problems faced by Telangana but division is not a solution to these problems. He states the demand came up as people were feeling alienated and proposes measures (like GTA) to resolve the sense of alienation. I can not find any line from the archive where Nayyar supports linguistic states or exempts the division of Madras from the tragedies.
    Baru's thrust is on linguistic states and the loss of clout at the federal level ('will become like North Eastern states). He agrees Telangana is backward but argues division will increase the backwardnes.
    Gill's thrust (repeated by Sahni, his collague above) is that small states are unviable and leads to increase in Naxalite or insurgent activities. Gill refers to Punjab's division on linguistic grounds and Assam's division on cultural grounds.
    Prabhakar disagrees with Baru and claims that Telangana is well developed. He claims that the demand is not supported by the people but orchestrated by vested interests.
    Kavuri is OK with even 5oo states if the division is done on a scientific basis. He opposes the Telangana demand on the grounds that it is not scientific and raised by selfish elements. He does not indicate a preference for linguistic states or opposition to small states.
    These gentlemen disagree on all facets of the problem except two points: a. there is a problem today b. division.is not a solution. As far as I can see, the workshop did not specifically address solutions (except Nayyar who proposed one).
    Regarding some specifics raised by you:
    Yes, Prabhakar is different from his past three parties. However, you can not wish away the fact he jumped to the BJP from Congress just after their "one vote, two states" resolution and contested an election under that manisfesto. He was considered a member of the PRP think-tank (with Katti & Mithra) that drafted policy matters (including social justice & "samajika Telangana"). His acrimonius exit from PRP was orchestrated with his calling them names ("visha vruksham", "company", "selling seats" etc.) and his reciting a list of candidates & castes to negate the social justice plank. He did not oppose the Telangana plank at any time during or after his tenure at these parties.
    I asked him on his blog why he was silent when BJP & PRP promised Telangana. I doubt if he will answer me. Perhaps Mr. Chakravarthy can ask him in private.
    Regarding KS Rao, I was referring to his recent (2007) Jai Andhra stance. I am not sure if he participated in the earlier movement. As far as I know, his political entry was only after his late father-in-law retired from politics in the 80's.

  21. AMRAO says:

    I think the mayhem has started. Boundaries are being pushed to know the limits. First, Harish Rao tested the waters by using his muscle power in the heart of New Delhi. Since the reaction is mute, it is clear the boundaries can be extended. Then, a group of TRS goondas went to a farm house owned by people from Coastal districts and damaged it. A group of students from Coastal areas and Rayala Seema came to a college to apply for PG admissions and they were driven out by tearing their application forms.
    It is a shame that the leaders are encouraging the youth to die. The other day I read a news item that quoted Kodandaram as saying Prof Jayashankar has gone to heaven and was welcomed by the other people who committed suicide for Telangana. I have no probelm with Prof Jayashankar going to heaven. In our Hindu culture, committing suicide is a sin. No one who commits a suicide goes to heaven.  Whatever could be the reason. A person who commits a suicide can not be a martyr. He or she is a coward. A person who lives and strives for a cause and dies is a martyr. I have no hesitation in calling Prof Jayashanker as a martyr of Telangana movement however skewed it is. 
    Only Jihadists started bringing the concept of going to heaven by suicide bombings.
    It is shame that the intellectuals like Chukka Ramaiah have fallen in this trap. The kind of hatred being generated and propagated may bring the separation but I am sure the wounds will remain.  

  22. YSR says:

    Whenever the T leaders are struck in going ahead for their wrong cause, they are emotionally charging the youth and students towards suicides by referring and glorifying the past suicidal departures. KK referring that he himself is ashamed of facing the people and that he wanted to die. In press conferences, Damodar Reddy, Karne Prabhakar and other TRS leaders referring the past suicides and asking "How many more students need to commit suicide". With that statement, their plan seems to provoke all those weak minded people with suicidal tendencies and pile a large number of corpses and ask for a separate state. Harish Rao by pouring kerosene on himself initiated and set the grounds for a large cascading suicides.
    At the end of the suicide spree last year, all the T leaders asked the youth to stop committing suicides, suggesting dying is not the right way to fight for the cause but live and fight. The T leaders also added that if dying has to start all over again, it is going to be the turn of T leaders not the students or youth.
    Just for a change, the T leaders should keep their last year's promise and save the youth.

  23. Praveen says:

    Unless the wish for unity comes from Telangana, AP can't stay united. Since 1956, separatists tried in many ways and finally after 55 years, looks like separatists have gained upper hand. They have got an opportunity with leadership crisis after YSR's death.
    Merger should not have happened. Division is disheartening particularly after merger. Nobody would have bothered much if merger didn't happen in first place.

  24. Udyama Telangana says:

    తెలంగాణ: కుల్దీప్ నయ్యర్ అమ్ముడు పోయారా?
    కాశ్మీర్ ఉద్యమానికి అనుకూలంగా, భారత దేశ భౌగోళికత దెబ్బ తినేలా ప్రముఖ కాలమిస్టు కుల్దీప్ నయ్యర్ డబ్బులు తీసుకొని ప్రత్యేకంగా కథనాలు రాసినట్లుగా ఆరోపణలు వచ్చాయి. కాశ్మీర్ వివాదంపై పాక్ గూఢచార సంస్థ ఐఎస్ఐ తరఫున అంతర్జాతీయ మద్దతు కూడగట్టేందుకు ప్రయత్నించాడన్న అభియోగంపై ఎఫ్‌బిఐ అధికారులు గులాం నభీ ఫాయిని అరెస్టు చేసిన విషయం తెలిసిందే. ఆయనను విచారించిన ఎఫ్‌బిఐ భయంకర నిజాలు బయట తెలిపింది. కాశ్మీర్ వేర్పాటు వాదానికి మద్దతుగా అమెరికా ప్రజాప్రతినిధులను ప్రలోభ పెట్టడంతో పాటు, భారతదేశంలోని ప్రముఖ జర్నలిస్టులను, మేథావుల్లోనూ తన నెట్ వర్కును ఫాయి విస్తరించినట్టు అధికారులు తమ అఫిడవిట్‌లో స్పష్టం చేసినట్టు వార్తలు వచ్చాయి.

    అందులో కాలమిస్టు కుల్దీప్ నయ్యర్ పేరు సైతం ఉందని ఆరోపణలు వచ్చాయి. కాశ్మీర్ ఉద్యమానికి అనుకూలంగా మాట్లాడే వారిని ఫాయి కూడగట్టి, కాశ్మీర్ కౌన్సిల్ బ్యానర్‌పై ఈ పనులన్నీ చేసే వాడు. దానికి ఐఎస్ఐ నుండి ఫాయి కోట్లాది రూపాయలు తీసుకునే వాడు. గత ఏడాది జూలైలో అమెరికాలోని కాపిటల్ హిల్ ప్రాంతంలో జరిగిన కాశఅమీర్ అంతర్జాతీయ శాంతి సదస్సు, భారత్ పాక్ సంబంధాలు, కాశ్మీర్ పై ప్రతిష్టంభన తొలగింపు అనే అంశంపై ప్రధానంగా చర్చించిన ఐదుగురు ముసాయిదా కమిటిలో కుల్దీప్ సైతం ఉన్నారని తెలుస్తోంది. అయితే దేశ భౌగోళికతకు నష్టం చేకూర్చేలా కాశ్మీర్‌పై విషం కక్కించేందుకు కూల్దీప్ నయ్యర్‌ను ఫాయి ఉపయోగించుకున్నాడన్న ఆరోపణల నేపథ్యంలో తెలంగాణ వాదలలో మరో అనుమానం బలపడుతోంది. దేశంపైనే విషం కక్కడానికి సిద్దపడ్డ కుల్దీప్ దేశ అంతర్గతమైన తెలంగాణ సమస్యపై డబ్బులు తీసుకొని వ్యతిరేకంగా మాట్లాడే అవకాశం ఉందని భావిస్తున్నారు.

    అందులో భాగంగానే ఇటీవల కుల్దీప్ తెలంగాణకు వ్యతిరేకంగా మాట్లాడుతున్నాడని వాదనలు వినిపిస్తున్నాయి. గతంలో విజయవాడలో తెలంగాణ అవసరం లేదని, రాష్ట్రం విడిపోవాల్సిన అవసరం లేదని కుల్దీప్ చెప్పారు. ఆ తర్వాత ఇటీవల న్యూఢిల్లీలో జరిగిన తెలంగాణ ఒక అమంజసమైన డిమాండ్ అనే కార్యక్రమంలో పాల్గొన్నాడు. చిన్న రాష్ట్రాలతో నష్టం అని చెప్పాడు. తెలంగాణ విడిపోవాల్సిన అవసరం లేదని చెప్పారు. అంబేడ్కర్ వంటి మహానేతలు చిన్న రాష్ట్రాలతో అభివృద్ధి అని చెప్పారు. నేటి కాలపు మహామహులు సైతం తెలంగాణకు మద్దతు పలుకుతున్నారు. ప్రత్యేకంగా సీమాంధ్రకు చెందిన పలు రచయిత సంఘాలు తెలంగాణకు మద్దతు పలుకుతున్నాయి. ఇలాంటి సమయంలో కుల్దీప్ సీమాంధ్ర పెట్టుబడిదారులకు అమ్ముడుపోయి తెలంగాణ వ్యతిరేక వ్యాఖ్యలు చేశాడని అనుమానాలు వ్యక్తం చేస్తున్నారు

    • satya says:

      బాగుందయ్యా UT.. రావి నారాయణరెడ్డి, దాశరథి, మక్ధూంలు కూడా ఎప్పుడో అమ్ముడుపోయారు.

      • Andhra says:

        haha , Satya 
        do u think the likes of UT know about Narayana reddy or Dasaradhi ot Makdoom. At max they would have studied  history written by Jayashankar which does not includes these . It only includes Jayashankar ,KCR ,KTR , OU uncles , TRS methavulu

    • Prabhakara Rao says:

      Very soon the term DOUBTING THOMAS will be replaced with DOUBTING T-VAADI

  25. Sunil says:

    Please provide the source for this article…I pretty much guarantee this is from tissue paper NT or TDF form.

  26. P. Rao says:

    "నేటి కాలపు మహామహులు సైతం తెలంగాణకు మద్దతు పలుకుతున్నారు"
    "Neti kaalapu mahamahulu saitam Telengananku mdhatu palukutunnaru"
    A thought experiment:  Once he agreed to join the Indian Union, would Nizam of 1948 welcome back gladly his circars and ceded districts from the British into his Telengana fold or would he support the T vadis?  Who does matter more than Nizam in these matters?

  27. Udyama Telangana says:

    If you are ready to leave WILFUL BLINDNESS,  Here is one of the many links avaiable:

    • Andhra says:

      @ UT
      The article doesnt say a single thing about TG . You guys are the experts in creating movement based on lies . Do you take us for fools ? No one is going to believe the garbage printed in NT or TDF forum.
      And you guys are convinced Kuldeep Nayar is a pakistan spy , since you are partriots , why dont you teach him a lesson by attacking him . Harish rao can lead the attack , OU uncles can be used as foot soldiers , KTR can be media spokes person , UT can be spokesperson for Youtube.

    • Prabhakara Rao says:

      please read Ms. Arundhati Roy letter to Namaste Telangana.
      Earlier she was convicted for contempt of court. Currently she is under fire for participating in a separatist conference. She is also facing a legal charge for the same.
      Does her support to Telangana movement makes it separatist?

  28. Sudheer says:

    I think the format of the workshop helped in bringing out the views of the various individuals. Had it been a round table, they may have toned down their views to accomodate the other views.
    Yechury would have been predictable following the party line but I miss Sanjeeva Reddy's participation. Being a union leader, his views could have offered an interesting contrast to the others.
    I am still waiting for Prabhakar's answer but skeptical if he will ever do so.

  29. Reddy says:

    I saw this earlier, KTR said if central government asks them to commit suicide for Telangana they (politicians sons)  would.
    If Sonia really comes up with this proposal to test his sincerity on Telangana, I bet KTR will abandon his T movement and join SA movement.
    KTR was quoted in a newspaper that the victims family decides where the body needs to be taken, so if someone decides the body be taken to "Taj Mahal" will that be a legitimate demand?
    Kancha was on fire, I did not relaize that chandar rao was a Dalit until I saw this video.

  30. Kiran says:

    Todays newspapers carried report on what T congress leaders said about seemandhra investment in hyderabad. Its next to nothing according to them. I agree that compared to the capital that has flown in to hyderabad from national and international arena's investment from seemandhra is less BUT my point is   this investment was guided and facilitated by AP government which they claim is seemandhra government. Also as portion of investable capital in the hands of seemandhra people the investment is very high in my opinion.
    They also parroted the claim that Hyd was 5th in 1956 and remains the same now. But that is a very disengenous claim. Hyd was 5th then when telangana was a dump. Nizam simply squeezed money out of telangana*( and seemandhra before) and invested in Hyd. There was nothing in rest of telangana. But now hyd grew with telangana after 1956 that is a tremendous achevement considereing that telangana was the most backward region then in India.
    Finally what about the moral point here ? If seemandhra investments are low why this hullabaloo of "domination" ? Also objection to telangana is strongest on the grounds of principles . What is the criteria for telangana ? Should one reward a movement based on complete lies with a huge geography ?

  31. YSR says:

    Why don't the T-Cong leaders make their Delhi powerpoint presentation available to the public?? Everybody will get to know their points and sanctity. Appreciations for their logical approach atlast moving away from their illogical emotional feelings.
    Does anybody got a copy of this presentation? (Like the leaked version of Chapter 8 of SKC)

  32. Andhra says:

    Lets forget investments , lets talk about taxes only. Seema ,coastal people have right on assets of Hyd ,just by the virtue of taxes paid by them , both post independence & pre independence.
    Hyd is not a natural wealth like mines or petroleum . It is man made wealth. The infrastructure in Hyd was created with taxes of coastal ,seema people. Instead of building one flyover in Hyd , 20 schools or 10 hosptials  could have been built in rest of AP. All villages in coastal ,seema were having power cuts of upto 10 hours when there was almost no power cuts in Hyd . All these are the sacrifices made by coastal,seema people.
    Coastal,seema  will have to be compensated well ,in case the prime asset built by their  taxes is taken away from them

  33. Chandra says:

    A funny news Item a PPT by Ponnala: The minister contradicts himself with the numbers he gives. The title of the article is very different from the numbers it speaks.


    1. Between 2004-2011 ,Minister himself acepts that Telangana irrigation was given HIGHEST 1.10Lac crores rupees, Coastal Andhra 51,261 thousand crores and Seema-24,491crores.

    Also Out of this the amount spent till now to deveolp irrigation in T dists is 1.75 times of money spent in coastal dists and same in seema dists. Becase the allotment for T is highest, even after spending 25,185 thousand crores the percentage with its allotment is less. He should feel happy. whats the problem with this?

    2. Minister himself accepts that the number of acres brought under canal irrigation in telangana is 7,98,185 acres. Coastal-8,90,769 and, seema almost half of Telenagana 491,617 acres. whats the problem in this?

    3.In Surplus water in krishna also T got major share. This gentleman speaks about "Riparian rights" distribution system in allocating water. Doesnt he know that distribution was base upon "Prio-appropriation". Same Lie catchment area he speaks with congress party  high command. (At the end of the article he accepts the truth though).

    4. Getleman blames AP govt lawyers about RDS and KC canal.

    5. Getlemand speaks about 'IF" T was formed before batchawat award kind of hypothetical arguments. If the Indian state were not as they are definitely there would have been several changes in river water distribution in India. But thats a hypothetical situation. This is what we now have  and we are living.

    The title of the argument is  very different from the numbers it speaks. Mediocre media doesnt  read the article and cannot understand the cunningness of the minister.


  34. Hallabol says:

    నిజాం నవాబుల కాలంలో గుర్రం గడ్డి మేసే భూములకు కోట్ల రూపాయల విలువ తీసుకువచ్చింది మేమే. టీడీపీ హయాంలోనే తెలంగాణలో అభివృద్ధి జరిగింది.

    -టీడీపీ అధ్యక్షుడు చంద్రబాబునాయుడు

    నిజమే-అప్పుడు గుర్రాలు గడ్డి మేశాయి. మీ హయాంలో, ఆ తర్వాత మీ మిత్రుడి హయాంలో, మీమీ కనుసన్నలలో ఒదిగి ఎదిగిన రియల్టర్లు గడ్డి మేశారు. భూములు కోల్పోయింది మాత్రం తెలంగా ణ. విలువ తెచ్చిందీ నిజమే. కోట్లాది రూపాయల విలువ చేసే వందలాది ఎకరాలను కాజేసిందీ నిజ మే. అంతా మీ హయాంలోనే జరిగింది.(మీ మిత్రు డు రాజశేఖర్‌డ్డి మీరు ప్రారంభించిన దానిని రెట్టించిన ఉత్సాహంతో కొనసాగించారు). ఇవ్వాళ హైదరాబాద్‌లో ప్రభుత్వానికి, అంటే ప్రజల భవిష్యత్తు అవసరాలకు భూములు లేకుండా చేసిందీ మీరే.

    మీ హయాంలో తెలంగాణలో జరిగిన అభివృద్ధి గురించి ఎంత చెప్పినా తరగదు. పదివేల మందికి పైగా రైతు లు, చేనేత కార్మికులు ఆత్మహత్యలు చేసుకుందీ అప్పుడే. ఆకలి చావులు సంభవించిన స్వర్ణయుగమూ మీదే సార్. విద్యుత్ ఉద్యమకారులపై కాల్పు లు జరిపి ముగ్గురు తెలంగాణ బిడ్డలను బలితీసుకుందీ అప్పుడే. ఒక్క ప్రాజెక్టూ ప్రారంభించనిదీ ఘనత వహించిన మీ పాలనలోనే. 2001లో తెలంగాణ ఉద్యమం ప్రారంభం కాగానే హెలికాప్టర్‌లో మేస్త్రీనీ, పంతులుగారిని తీసుకెళ్లి దేవాదులకు తూతూమంత్రం శంకుస్థాపన చేసిందీ తమరే. మీ గురించి తెలంగాణ ప్రజలకు తెలియకపోవడం ఏమి టి? మీరు లేస్తే మనుషులు కారు. కాని లేవరు. చర్చ కు సిద్ధం అని తొడలు కొడతారు. కానీ సవాలుకు నిలబడరు.

    రాష్ట్రం విడిపోతే అల్లకల్లోలం జరుగుతుంది. మతశక్తులు, విచ్ఛిన్నకర శక్తులు విలయతాండవం చేస్తాయి. ఛాందసవాదులు, వేర్పాటువాదులు భయానక పరిస్థితులు సృష్టిస్తారు….రాష్ట్రంలో ఇప్పటి నుంచి 2014 లోపు ఎప్పుడు ఎన్నికలు జరిగినా సమైక్యవాదులకు 245 సీట్లు రావడం ఖాయం.

    - విజయవాడ ఎంపీ లగడపాటి రాజగోపాల్

    -అబద్ధాల పంచాంగం /ఎన్నాళ్లని చెబుతావు
    -ధనరాసులు ఢిల్లీకి/ఎన్నేళ్లని మోస్తావు
    -సర్వేలు, నివేదికలు/ఎన్నని పుట్టిస్తావు
    -అమాయకపు విద్యార్థుల/ ఉసురుపోసుకుంటావు
    నిజమే రాజగోపాల్…పెట్టుబడికి, కట్టుకథకు పుట్టి న ముద్దుబిడ్డవు నీవు. నీకు దోచుకునే అవకాశం లేకపోతే తెలంగాణ అల్లకల్లోలం అవుతుంది. కొల్లగొట్టే అవకాశం పోతుందంటే నీకు వేర్పాటువాదం వణుకు పుట్టిస్తుంది. దోచుకునే అవకాశం ఉన్నంతకాలం మతశక్తులతో, ఛాందసవాదులతో, విచ్ఛిన్నకర శక్తులతో తమరే సహవాసం చేశారు, చేస్తున్నారు-మరచిపోయావా రాజగోపాల్. ప్రభుత్వాన్ని, వ్యవస్థల ను, వనరులను దోచుకోవడం, ఢిల్లీ నుంచి గల్లీ దాకా మ్యానిపులేట్ చేయడం, మేనేజ్ చేయడమే కదా నీ పారిక్షిశామిక విధానం. తెలంగాణ నాయకులకు ఆ అవకాశం లేదు. తెలంగాణ ప్రజలది ప్రజాస్వామిక ఉద్యమం. నీది మాకరీస్వామ్యం. నీవిలాగే పదేపదే మాట్లాడాలని, ‘ఆంధ్ర నాయకుల మూతులు నాకి, అహహాయని తోకలూపుతున్న’ మా తెలంగాణ తెలుగుదేశం, కాంగ్రెస్ నేతలకు రేషం పుట్టుకురావాలని కోరుకుంటున్నాం.

  35. Kiran says:

    How did telangana "lose" bhoomi ? Did seemandhra people take the land and submerge it in bay of bengal ?
    WHo is refusing to discuss the issue in Assemble inspire of repeated exhortations by seemandhra politicians ?
    Anyway what is their to discuss when telangana separatists know that their FASCIST  movement is based on a tissue of lies.
    Rendu naalukalu, Naalugu abaddhalu – that is the motto of T separatism.

    • Hallabol says:

      How did telangana "lose" bhoomi ? Wake up you will know what they did with the  Bhoomi? If possible to submerge thees loters would have done that too at the time of seperation.
      Read about Wakf Lands, Read about Gurukul Trust lands, Read about Banjara Hills Lands, …… you would know the reality how the lands are looted.
      Rendu Nalukalu Evarivi chstavaa? Mee Andhra Jagana Anna and Mee Andhra Donga Babu Nooru teripinchi chudu ardham avithadhi? If not satisfied you have many more such Rendu Nalukalaa Andhra Looters and cheaters.

  36. Udyama Telangana says:

    Watch Mr.Katthi Padma Rao in the program "The Insider" :

    • YSR says:

      1. Programs like this should better be hosted by people who are unbiased on the T issue, not by a staunch T protagonist like Ghanta Chakrapani, a so called intellectual.
      2. Katti Padma Rao is a reknown dalit leader, whose top priority is upbringing the dalits especially from the coastal andhra region, and he believes a separate Andhra might support that cause. Although this deviates from the main stream movement of United AP, nobody have objected, obstructed or attacked him in representing his opinion like in Telangana.
      An Example:
      3. Jayaprakash Narayan of Lok Satta Party has expressed an opinion of his own on several meetings and TV shows like this.
      and everybody knows what happened to him in front of the assembly in bright day light.
      T protagonists clearly know they have lost their logical reasoning  for a separate T. Before SKC report, there used to be so many reasons for a separate T and now all those are gone for wind, there is only one left now, that is 9th Dec 2009. This is like the T guys asking: "you ALMOST believed our bluff on that day, hence give us a separate T".
      నిజము చెప్పులు వేసుకొనే లోపల, అబద్దము ప్రపంచాన్ని చుట్టి వస్తుంది.
      Yet the truth prevails..

  37. Kiran says:

    You first try to READ the replies posted by people who took the effort to specifically reply to your posts. Dont come here for cavassing.

  38. Sunil says:

    Time to hang this bastard…sorry for my french.

  39. Ram says:

    Today H.Rao is requesting to burn 'Maa Telugu Talliki…."
    Tomorrow he is going to request burn "Jana gana mana…."
    There is no limit to hatred driven politics. 

  40. sera says:

    I have a question to ask.
    Are there records of the so called Hyderabad state or Telangana state as claimed before the integration. Were there any debates in the assembly and resolutions? Is there any record of it anywhere.
    And was there a debate to disintegrate the state of Hyderabad and merge it into three regions of Karnataka, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh?
    Are there any records, resolutions etc regarding the disintegration of the Hyderabad state within the Hyderabad state assembly if one such existed..
    Could anyone clarify this please?
    And in an other blog that I have discussions they talk about "Panchaveni Sangamam" and crap like that while I tell them if you cannot live with your brothers peacefully or ATLEAST separate peacefully and throw such venom and hatred how do you expect the people in the so called "Panchaveni Sangamam" – the Hindis, Maharashtrians, Kannadigas etc to believe you. For that the answer is either you are a guest who has become a drohi or all will settle down..

  41. YSR says:

    Tons of information lying behind the vaults of AP State Archives and Research Institue, Tarnaka. Appropriate Telugu archives even got transferred from the Madras State Archives. Unfortunately all these information is not digitized because of the economical reasons hence not easily available for public. However they have a lengthy procedure for granting access. One such web article below, Source: http://reachouthyderabad.com/news/APstatearchives.htm 
    Dr J.Geeta Reddy visits A.P.State Archives and Research Institute
    Hyderabad|India|July'2009: The golden treasure of knowledge is hidden from the public of the city itself and there is a need to create awareness on regular basis to make the institute more useful for the people . Even Chief Minister would be pleased to visit such an illuminating place on any appropriate occasion. This was said by Dr J.Geeta Reddy ,Minister for I&PR ,Tourism and Archives after a review meeting with the officials during her visit to Andhra Pradesh State Archives and Research Institute ,Tarnaka on 15th July.

    She said she is ready to help the Institute to lift it up as Chief Minister had also stressed on development. She gave assurance that if central grant was roped in state Govt would fund 25% of the total grant for the development of the Institute.

    She suggested to invite the school children by enlightening the school managements about the importance of the institute apart from holding seminars on regular basis .

    She also assured to help in filling up the vacancies when she came to know that half of the posts of the Institute are lying vacant

    Later she visited all the sections including important repository of the Institute where she became ecstatic after having a glance of the original hand written letter of Sri Mahatma Gandhi . She was amazed by seeing original farmans ,sanads and other rare documents dating back to 400 years.

    Earlier Dr.Zareena Parveen, Director, A.P.State Archives and Research Institute gave power point presentation with an over view of the Institute. She informed to the minister that the Institute preserves around 5 crores (50 million) documents of various eras and it is one of the ten largest archives in the World.
    Reachout's News Bureau
     July' 2009


  42. Kiran says:

    I dont see that in anyway connected to the blog here. But what is your spin on this ? Try to put you spin to link this with separate t than I will let you know my response.

  43. Kiran says:

    BTW Hallabol,
    I repondes to your prevous "comment" and you did not come back on it. If you want to be taken seriously you should do more than throwing a stone and scurrying away.

  44. Hallabol says:

    Congratulations to All!
                                            14ఎఫ్ తొలగించాలని కేంద్రం నిర్ణయం
    న్యూఢిల్లీ : గత కొద్ది రోజులుగా తెలంగాణ విద్యార్థులు చేస్తున్న పోరాటానికి ఫలితం లభించింది. హైదరాబాద్ ప్రీ జోన్‌కు సంబంధించిన 14 ఎఫ్‌ను తొలగించడానికి కేంద్రం నిర్ణయం తీసుకుంది. 14 ఎఫ్‌ను తొలగించమని రాష్ట్రపతికి సిఫారసు చేసింది. కాగా.. 14 ఎఫ్‌ను తొలగించాలని డిమాండ్ చేస్తూ రేపు తలపెట్టిన బంద్ యాథావిధిగా కొనసాగుతుందని ఓయూ విద్యార్థి జేఏసీ తెలిపింది. కేంద్రం ప్రభుత్వం నుంచి అధికారికంగా ప్రకటన వెలువడితేనే బంద్‌ను పిలుపును విరమించుకుంటామని, లేనిచో ఉద్యమం కొనసాగుతుందని ఓయూ జేఏసీ నేత పిడమర్తి రవి వెల్లడించారు.

  45. Kiran says:

    COngratulations to None due to that stupid demand. With the exclusion of 14f people from from almost 20 districts including backward northern telangana districts will lose government employment oppurtunities in Hyderabad. The fact that there was no serious protest from coastal districts show the allegation of jobs going only to coastal areas is hyped.
    THe decision favours people from hyderabad and adjoining districts where there is practically no unemployment and plenty of "settlers" and muslims who were never keen on this movement. Thats what happens when a movement is driven on the basis of spite and hate and not on justice.

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