Thursday, February 13, 2014

India’s Telangana challenge

India’s Telangana challenge: "A confrontation is brewing in India on regional and sub-regional issues, with a huge potential for violence. At stake is separate statehood for Telangana, comprised of the northern districts of the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, at the centre of which lies Hyderabad.

There has been a strong agitation for Telangana statehood, led by the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) party, which prompted the government to appoint a committee headed by former Supreme Court judge B N Srikrishna a year ago. The TRS has decided to boycott meetings to discuss the committee’s just-published report. The Bharatiya Janata Party has followed suit. Most other parties, including the Congress, are divided."

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