Hyderabad Blues: Telangana crisis brings city to a halt

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Hyderabad, Oct 2: The commercial hub of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad is on tenterhooks since violence has erupted across the state after demand for a separate Telangana state has been raised once again by Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC). An uneasy calm prevails in the city as people carry on with their day-to-day activities.

Police personnel guarding Hyderabad is a common site in the city.

Tension gripped Hyderabad as violent clashes broke out between pro-Telangana supporters and the police in several parts of the city when the activists defied prohibitory orders and joined the 'Telangana march' in a massive show of solidarity for a separate state on Sunday, Sept 30.

Sources say agitation for separate statehood by pro-Telangana groups is set to intensify in Hyderabad. Activists belonging to pro-Telangana groups are said to start an indefinite hunger-strike soon.

Currently, Hyderabad is hosting an international conference on biodiversity under heavy security.

The 19-day-long United Nations Conference on Biodiversity, which started on Monday, is likely to be attended by over 2,000 delegates from more than 150 countries.

People on the streets are scared as they don't know what future hold for them.

The ruling Congress party in the state is mum on the issue. Even Congress-led UPA government in the Centre is maintaining a wait and watch policy on the entire crisis.

Osmania University, the educational hub of the state, is on the boil as students of the institution are in support of a separate Telangana state. The academic calender of Osmania University has suffered due to the agitation and career of students is at stake.

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