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Hunger strike, agitation, vandalism: Here's how Telangana was formed

Telangana, which was carved out of Andhra Pradesh in 2014, has a long history of formation. It took more than four decades and a series of violent and non-violent protests by lakhs of people to give birth to the state. Take a look at the journey of how the newest state of India was born

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The demand to create a separate state of Telangana out of Andhra Pradesh had started in 1969 with the emergence of 'Jai Telangana' movement. The people of Telangana region had a grievance that the other regions were not only plundering their resources, but also insulting their dialect, culture and customs. (Reuters)
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The demand to create a separate state of Telangana out of Andhra Pradesh had started in 1969 with the emergence of 'Jai Telangana' movement. The people of Telangana region had a grievance that the other regions were not only plundering their resources, but also insulting their dialect, culture and customs. (Reuters)

In the following years, the agitation intensified and gathered a lot of steam. In 1972, it got a major boost when the call for a separate state began in coastal Andhra as well, with the emergence of 'Jai Andhra' movement. (Reuters)
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In the following years, the agitation intensified and gathered a lot of steam. In 1972, it got a major boost when the call for a separate state began in coastal Andhra as well, with the emergence of 'Jai Andhra' movement. (Reuters)

As the movement gained momentum, the Congress-led government in 1975 implemented a six-point formula providing safeguards to Telangana and to keep the two parts united. However, the effort turned futile. (Reuters)
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As the movement gained momentum, the Congress-led government in 1975 implemented a six-point formula providing safeguards to Telangana and to keep the two parts united. However, the effort turned futile. (Reuters)

In 2001, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) was formed by K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) with a single-point agenda of creating a separate Telangana state. The party continued the efforts to pave the way for inclusion of Telangana issue by the central UPA government in the common minimum programme in 2004. (Reuters)
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In 2001, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) was formed by K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) with a single-point agenda of creating a separate Telangana state. The party continued the efforts to pave the way for inclusion of Telangana issue by the central UPA government in the common minimum programme in 2004. (Reuters)

In December 2009, the Centre announced its decision to initiate the process for formation of Telangana state. (Reuters)
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In December 2009, the Centre announced its decision to initiate the process for formation of Telangana state. (Reuters)

The process, however, had to be put on the backburner in view of protests in Rayalaseema and coastal Andhra regions as well as resignations of MPs and MLAs from the region. (Reuters)
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The process, however, had to be put on the backburner in view of protests in Rayalaseema and coastal Andhra regions as well as resignations of MPs and MLAs from the region. (Reuters)

The protests again intensified on July 30, 2013. Looking at the long-standing demand, the Union cabinet approved the division of the state of Andhra Pradesh on October 3, 2013. Subsequently, the bill for the creation of Telangana was passed both in the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha on February 18, 2014. (Reuters)
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The protests again intensified on July 30, 2013. Looking at the long-standing demand, the Union cabinet approved the division of the state of Andhra Pradesh on October 3, 2013. Subsequently, the bill for the creation of Telangana was passed both in the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha on February 18, 2014. (Reuters)

On March 4, 2014, the central government announced the formation of the new state of Telangana on June 2, 2014. Ahead of the bifurcation, the state went for a joint voting for AP and Telangana regions. The TRS won the polls and formed the government in the newborn state. (Reuters)
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On March 4, 2014, the central government announced the formation of the new state of Telangana on June 2, 2014. Ahead of the bifurcation, the state went for a joint voting for AP and Telangana regions. The TRS won the polls and formed the government in the newborn state. (Reuters)

First Published on Nov 14, 2018 02:35 pm
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