Aim to satisfy maximum people: Justice Srikrishna on Telangana rpt

Justice Srikrishna assured that its report dealing with various aspects of the Telangana issue will be acceptable to the largest number of stake holders.

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Justice B.N. Srikrishna, the chairman of the Srikrishna Committee Tuesday assured that its much-awaited report dealing with various aspects of the Telangana issue will be acceptable to the largest section of the stake holders and that will not lead to violence. .

Addressing a brief press conference in the national capital, Justice Srikrishna, said, “We will submit our report on the Telangana issue to the Government of India by December 31st. I can assure you that the panel has tried to address all aspects of the Telangana issue and our aim was to give highest satisfaction to the largest number of people.”

Though, Justice Srikrishna parried many questions on the nature and recommendations of the report, he assured that the report prepared by the panel was a carefully researched document, addressing the aspirations of the people of Telangana.”

"Several options with their pros and cons," the
panel`s Member-Secretary Vinod K Duggal said when asked how
many options will the committee give in the "large" report.

Srikrishna, however, said it was for the state government to ensure law and order and asserted that his job will end when the report is submitted. It is the duty of the government machinery to ensure that there is no violence, he said.

Fearing violence after the report is submitted, the Andhra Pradesh government has sought at least 125 companies of central forces. The central government has already dispatched about 50 companies, or about 4,500 personnel, from various central forces, including the Central Industrial Security Force and Border Security Force, to Hyderabad for deployment in the Telangana region.

Besides Justice Srikrishna, the panel comprises Ranbir Singh, vice-chancellor of Delhi`s National Law University; Abusaleh Shariff, senior research fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute, Delhi; Ravinder Kaur, professor, department of humanities and social sciences, Indian Institute of Technology- Delhi; and Vinod K. Duggal, former Union home secretary.

Duggal said every aspect mentioned in the Terms of
Reference of the committee was looked into "very detaily" and
the issue at hand (Telangana) has been analaysed in all its
"hues and shades".

"Every politician will say that the report is a well-
researched document and it is totally unbiased and absolutely
professional. I hope everyone will be satisfied with the
report," he said.

Going into detail about the report, Duggal said it
will have two volumes with the first one containing the
"substantive" report and the second one having all the
appendices that are needed.

"Each important aspect including the aspects given in
the Terms of Reference have been studied detaily and have been
dedicated a separate chapter," he said.

The committee was constituted on February 3 this year in the wake of the demand for and against the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. He said though the report was not too voluminous, it was expansive enough to include the aspirations of all stake holders.

The committee toured the state extensively and elicited the views of not only political parties but also all other stakeholders, including the common people, on bifurcation issue.

It received thousands of representations from all sections and also collected huge statistical data from the state government.

-Agencies inputs

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