what we're seeing now are only the very early results of a concerted effort to purge a whole generation of students of all other defining characteristics (of identity) except shared geography. an obviously bewildered kancha ilaiah had observed a few days ago that suicides aren't a part of telangana's protest culture. what will this lead to in the future?now, the future is almost here. the young supporters of the movement have moved beyond suicides:
When Speaker N Kiran Kumar Reddy disallowed the notice given by the MIM for moving an adjournment motion on the attack on minorities in Potangal Kotagiri mandal in Nizamabad district yesterday in the name of Telangana, the MIM members rushed into the well forcing the Speaker to adjourn the House for ten minutes.When the House reassembled, Akbaruddin Owaisi condemned the attack on minorities and demanded stern action against the attackers. He wanted the State Government to shift the injured to a hospital in Hyderabad.“You cannot force anybody to join any movement.We are not against Telangana or united Andhra Pradesh. You cannot continue your agitation at the cost of Muslims,’’ he said. [emphasis mine].the separatists' intolerance towards dissent has been growing over the years, and dramatically in the past couple of months. their methods of 'canvassing' support for their cause have also become more aggressive. as i'd warned earlier, this movement shows all the signs of becoming another majoritarian project. and i hate to say this, but these attacks seem like they were planned at sena bhavan:
Medak district police in Andhra Pradesh arrested six persons in connection with some local people beating up 'outsiders', including some Tamil youth who had come for job interviews at the Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd at Ramachandrapuram near Hyderabad.would the professors still call this a democratic movement?
Medak district superintendent of police VC Sajjanar told the rediff.com that the incident had flared up as the local people, including some existing BHEL employees and members of BHEL workers' union, were angry that the final list for interview call did not include the names of the local candidates and the list was full of outsiders.
In view of the tension and the controversy, the BHEL management cancelled the interviews. But trouble broke out when the candidates were returning from BHEL. "There was a clash in which many outsiders, not just Tamilians, were beaten up," Sajjanar said.
"We have already arrested six people," he said.
Police officials agreed that apart from the local versus non-local issue, the ongoing agitation for Telangana incident was also a factor in the incident as the people of Telangana have a long-standing grouse that they do not get their share in the jobs in organisations such as BHEL and most of the jobs always go to the non-locals.