The then PM Indira Gandhi came out with a plan by amending the constitution by inserting Article 371D particularly applicable to AP State with regard to regional reservations for public employment. At that time in 1973 she categorically stated that these reservations must end by 1980 in order to felicitate faster integration of peoples of different regions of the State. It was NTR in 1986 who dug up the issue of anomalies in implementation of reservations issued GO 610. Rest is known history. What ever was done by Indira or Nehru was done to preserve integrity of India. But now it is different. Congress party from New Delhi has proposed division of the historic State of AP to gain a few MP seats in 2014. Visit my Web site: Telugu Jaati.
Responses from the readers of TOI till date, 12.8.13 are as follows:Seemandhra mantris vow to scuttle Telangana state", Buoyed by the successful meeting of APNGOs in the heart of the city, Seemandhra ministers said they have prepared a strategy to stall bifurcation of the state by voting against the Tresolution in the Assembly and organizing massive protests in Hyderabad and across the districts.Times of India
Indira Gandhi fore saw this kind of mental divide 4 decades back. She inserted a new Article called 371D in the Constitution of India to cater to the peculiar needs of Telugu speaking people of the erstwhile Hyderabad State. At the time of merger of the two States Hyderabad State was about 6 Year old and Andhra State was 2 year old.
Before union of the States Hyderabad comprised of mainly 4 linguistic groups. They were Urdu speaking, Marathi speaking, Kannada Speaking and Telugu speaking. In 1956 maratha and kannada speaking areas namely, Gulbarga, Aurangabad and Bidar, Bellari districts were detached and merged with Maharashtra and Karnataka States. Telugu speaking areas were used to be called by ruling muslim class as Telangana to distinguish it from Maratha and Kannada speaking areas. Then Telangana did not include Hyderabad city. After union of the Two States - Hyderabad without Kannada and Maratha areas and Andhra State including Coastal districts and Rayalaseema districts was merged Hyderabad was made Capital of the New State called Andhra Pradesh.
Problem started when in 1969 High Court of AP decreed that Mulki ( Nativity ) laws promulgated by Nizam are not applicable. Telangana people started an agitation called Jai Telangana.
And when in 1972 Supreme court reversed the High Court's decision and declared that Mulki rules were applicable to AP then Former Andhra State area people protested and asked for division of the State and then that agitation was called Jai Andhra Movement.
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