Telangana Vidyardi Maha Garjana at OU Campus (JAC)


Telangana Vidyardi Maha Garjana at OU Campus (JAC)

A mammoth meeting of students at the Osmania University here Sunday vowed to continue the agitation till Telangana state becomes a reality and called for a road and rail blockade in the region Tuesday.

The meeting attended by thousands of students from various parts of Telangana urged the central government to immediately table the bill in Parliament for carving out Telangana state.

It also warned political parties, attending the Jan 5 talks convened by the central government, of ‘dire consequences’ if they opposed Telangana state.

The meeting called for immediately starting the process for formation of Telangana and withdrawing cases against students as announced by the central government Dec 9.

A resolution unanimously passed at the meeting demanded that the central government set a time-frame for carving out the separate state.

The speakers termed as ‘investors’ agitation’ the protests in coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions and made it clear that Hyderabad is an integral part of Telangana.

The meeting also asked Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) to break its silence and support Telangana movement while respecting the aspirations of people of Telangana in general and of Muslims of the region in particular.

MIM, which has its stronghold in Hyderabad, is one the eight parties invited for the talks in New Delhi Tuesday.

Thousands of students from Hyderabad and nine other districts of the region attended ‘vidyarthi garjana’ (students’ roar) organised by the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of students.

M. Kodandaram, chairman of the all-party JAC, said the students’ agitation has forced political leaders of the region to come together for the cause of Telangana, irrespective of their political affiliations.

Revolutionary writer Varavara Rao alleged that the central government was again betraying people of Telangana in the name of consultations.

The meeting passed off peacefully under the tight vigil of hundreds of policemen and paramilitary forces, who allowed students into the university campus only after establishing their identity.

Political leaders stayed away from the meeting as per the court order while police prevented revolutionary balladeer Gadar from entering the campus.

The sprawling campus reverberated with the slogans of ‘Jai Telangana’ as the JAC went all out to make the event a grand success.

JAC leaders alleged that thousands of students could not reach Hyderabad as police stopped them in various towns despite court orders allowing them to hold the meeting.

The high court Saturday allowed the JAC to hold the meeting but barred political leaders and Maoists from addressing it.

The Osmania University has emerged as the nerve centre of the Telangana agitation which began Nov 29 when TRS chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao launched fast unto death, demanding statehood to Telangana.

The massive protests and Rao’s hunger strike forced the central government to announce on Dec 9 that the process for formation of the new state would be initiated. However, following protests in Andhra and Rayalaseema regions, the government made a second statement Dec 23 underlining the need for wide-ranging consultations on the issue. (IANS)

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