JAC calls for bandh against Telangana panel terms of reference

Last Updated: Friday, February 12, 2010 - 22:52

Hyderabad: The Joint Action Committee (JAC)
of Osmania University students today gave a call for a
day-long bandh in Telangana tomorrow in protest against the
terms of reference for the Sri Krishna Committee on the
statehood issue.

"The terms of reference (ToR) are totally against (the
formation of) Telangana. The Centre should immediately disband the Committee and introduce a bill in Parliament straightaway for creation of a separate state," the JAC, spearheading the students` movement for a separate Telangana state, said in a statement.

The JAC leaders met at the Osmania University here after
the seven-point ToR was announced and strongly denounced the
Centre`s decision. The Kakatiya University Students Joint
Action Committee extended support for the bandh call.

Earlier, the Centre announced the terms of reference
which mandated the committee headed by Justice (retd) B N
Srikrishna to review the developments in Andhra Pradesh since
its formation and their impact on the progress and development
of the different regions of the state.

It will "examine the situation in the state of Andhra
Pradesh with reference to the demand for a separate state of
Telangana as well as the demand for maintaining the present
status of a united Andhra Pradesh," the ToR said.

The
committee has been asked to submit its report by December 31
this year.

-PTI



First Published: Friday, February 12, 2010 - 22:52
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