Most of the major Muslim organisations of Andhra Pradesh are wary of the Telangana sentiment which is at play in the ensuing by-polls on May 29. Several of them have started their own campaign for the by-polls with the aim of aligning the community with secular forces and not with those campaigning for a separate state.
Organisations including Jamiat Ulama Hind, United Muslim Forum and Jamaat-e-Islami Hind have started an exercise to enlighten the community on how to use their vote in the right manner. Meetings are being held in the city and respective Assembly constituencies for this. Many Muslim leaders feel that a separate Telangana will not benefit the Muslims. Jamiat Ulama Hind said that Muslims had not been taken into confidence on the issue of Telangana.