A Reply to ‘Open Letter to KCR’ from Hans India

To Dt.20-07-2014

Mr. PNV Nair,
Editor,
Hans India

Dear Mr. Nair,
Your open letter to KCR on 19-07-2014 in Hans India is a shell shocker. The substance in the censure apart, there is a question. Was there a necessity for a journalist of your repute and an editor of a notable newspaper like ‘Hans India’, to pour his bile out in such an intemperate manner against a CM who is in power for just 1 1/2 month, presiding over a new state and trying to find its moorings?

Let us now examine your accusations. The enthusiasm of Telangana people is not waning. On the contrary, it is waxing like the new moon. It is not the hate, but, it is the righteous anger. It is not parochialism. It is the effort to right the wrongs done to Telangana people. His fight is with Andhra leaders and also with the settlers who did loot Telangana with the help of those leaders. They are too many. Their acts of organized exploitation of Telangana will be revealed slowly and inexorably. It is not even a tip of the iceberg now. It will be a great shock to our democracy when the whole hog of it is brought out.

These exploiters were never living in harmony with Telangana people. The few andhras who were living like anybody else from other states do not have any reason to be feeling perturbed. Telangana government will not harass them illegally. Only exploiters will be shown the door, legally and constitutionally. They are not innocent. Those exploiters have dual voter ID cards and other such duplicate documents. They know how to milk on both sides of the divide. In the last general elections a few lakhs of them voted on both sides of the divide. They have several such tricks up their sleeves.

1956 cut-off year is neither vindictive nor utopian. It is being practical. Do not bother about proving the nativity of Telangana people, there will be suitable guidelines. The ‘mulki rules’ which were upheld by Supreme Court of India as legal and was ruled as the fundamental right of Telangana people was abrogated by these andhras. They made a mockery of 6-point formula under 371-D. They did everything imaginable to subvert any safeguard big or small to Telangana people and cornered the benefits for themselves in every walk of life.

Education is a state subject. Fees reimbursement is in the domain of state government. The 10 year provision in the admissions to educational institutions in APRA does not relate to fee reimbursement. The fee reimbursement scheme is outside 371-D. It is a state scheme and the state government is free to continue, modify and close it or totally revamp it, if it chooses. Anyway, the present ill-conceived fee reimbursement scheme is in doldrums, because of the mismanagement of it by the erstwhile A.P.government. The T-government thinks that it needs to be modified and to be taken out of the mess. So that the government can extend the financial assistance to only Telangana students in the state and outside the state also without any hassles. FAST is the answer to the quandary.

The cut-off date for nativity as 1956 specific to the scheme is also very much tenable. There are instances where state governments had such rules in select cases, even in erstwhile A.P. also. T-State is not flush with money and it wants to use its scarce resources to its Telangana citizens only. If Andhra wants to be charitable and pay for the students of Andhra origin who are not eligible under the scheme they can do so. Nobody is preventing it. Or, the A.P. state can go to court if it has the ‘locus standi’ on it.

Your analogy to immigration rules in other countries is not relevant here. Each country has its own rules. The rules are not universal. India has one jurisprudence and one penal code. But andhras want to give special powers on law and order to governor to safeguard andhras in Hyderabad, when there is no such provision in any city in India and nor was it used in any division of state.

There is no provision for joint capital in the constitution itself. The Polavaram project as a quid pro quo to Hyderabad City cannot be considered as part of Reorganization Act of the state. It should be considered under Inter states water disputes act under the aegis of Central Water Commission. Yet they have found their way in to APRA. The andhras with their political numbers and monetary clout can do anything, even if it is not constitutional. But Telangana the underdog is to struggle to come out from the Andhra hegemony even in their own state. Here, why cannot it have its own legitimate rules to safeguard the interests of their own citizens from the predation of andhras?

As for your comments on the cabinet decisions —- growing money in the farm and being quixotic and all; it looks as if you are exceeding your brief as a journalist, if I may say so. You can analyse those things in their own time in their proper perspective. It may be prudent for you to wait some more time for analyzing on them. You are not saying anything on the quixotic statements of Andhra government building a world class capital with Rs.1.5 lakh crores and putting up ‘hundies’ for it for donations. Even Gujarat the state of Modi from whom CBN asking for financial assistance for construction of Singapore like capital is satisfied with Gandhinagar. Your advice here is little too premature and superfluous.

Telangana people don’t need any lessons to learn in living with harmony with other people that is what they were doing for the last 400 years. Hyderabad is not portrayed as cosmopolitan city for nothing. You can say this to our Andhra friends who cannot live with harmony with their Telangana brethren without exploiting them. They came like the proverbial camel in to the Arab’s tent and claimed whole of it. As for your reference to Mumbai and Shivsena —- are you suggesting to support andhras and target north Indians here?

Telangana people don’t have any complaint against any other state’s people who come here and indulge in their vocations without exploiting Telangana people politically and economically like andhras. Your comparison with Haryana, Punjab and other states does not hold water here. Hyderabad is not on the border of the two states. Telangana state wants to have good relations with Andhra, but not at the cost of its own interests. You may teach A.P. which is going to center on the drop of a hat and cornering Telangana state with the help of their big brother at the center, to imbibe all that good neighborly manners. Telangana people wherever they go they mingle with the local people and share their culture and friendship. Not like andhras who keep Telangana people at an arm’s length feeling superior. They would like to live in their ‘ghetto’ like Andhra villages in the hinterland of Telangana and their Andhra colonies in Hyderabad city.

Dear Mr. Nair,
You need to know much more than what you know to understand the angst of Telangana people in the United States, because of the merger with Andhra in 1956. One should be a born Telanganite to understand it. You have made your point. We are also making our explanation loud and clear. Please ponder over it, you will understand the situation. They are not innocent and they will not be stateless, they are too clever for that. They will have dual citizen ship in the two states and take care of themselves. The problem here is; Telangana government needs to take care of innocent Telangana people from further predation by andhras.

Yes, what you said in the end is correct. The dust will settle down one day and both the states have to work with each other. Telangana State is not averse to it. Wherever there is necessity one should say hello to the other and get going. Not that KCR alone has to say hello to CBN who thinks he to be larger than life size. If he has any problems he should sit with KCR and solve the problems not the other way round. It will take a long time till the dust settles down. For, they have chosen 10 long years for the superfluous joint capital. It may take all the 10 years and even more if they don’t realize the need for earlier resolution of problems. For, Telangana is used to fight with its back to wall. The difference now is its people have the state of their own and are on a firmer ground and can fight better. Telangana state is determined to gain its self-respect and sovereignty in the comity of states, like any other State in India.

Hope you will read this dispassionately and make others read to know our point of view on it and understand the ground reality.

Thank you,
yours sincerely,
J R Janumpalli

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14 Responses

  1. J R Janumpalli says:

    The relpy is esnt to Mr.Nair, editor and also to the news editor of Hans India on 21-07-2014.

  2. sravan says:

    perfect reply ichinav janumpalli anna hats off jai tg

    • Ashwin says:

      It is perfect only in terms of journalism decency but not befitting either Nair’s paid News OR what Andhras have done actually.

      Let Nair answer few basics first.

      1 Can he found out from any Andhra person why they demanded Separate Andhra from Madras State, after living for 500 yrs from Srikrishna Devaraya time, right from Tirunelveli to Tiruttanni/Tiruvottiyur? Does anyone have any logical answer.

      2 Why Malyalees/Kerala does not give any jobs to outsiders in Kerala and on what basis is he asking about Andhras’ nativity? Why only Malyalees are engaged in selling Smuggled Goods near VT & Fort etc., in Bombay? NO wonder Maharastrians or Shiv Sena, rightly want to drive them out of Maharashtra.

      Andhras did not consider themselves Natives of Madras State after living there for 500 yrs and how do they claim any Nativity in Telangana, just after 50 yrs?

      3 If Andhras (Telugus) wanted to separately in their own place (Guntur, Vizag
      or Timbaktur, what stopped them going there which was part of Madras State?
      If they cant claim or live in same State, how can they claim, they can live anywhere in India, as per Constitution? To live in Guntur or Vizag in 1953, they didn’t even need any constitution. Why did they demand Separate Andhra?
      Any logical answer?

      4 When they got Separate Andhra, why did they leave border Districts like Kolar, Hosur, Bellary, Bellary, Ganjam, Berhampur etc.? These districts had more Telugu/Andhra population, including Madras City. Why did they leave Telugus/Andhras in these places?

      5 Why Telangana people were not Telugus in 1953 and how they became TElugus suddenly when Andhras were begging in Kurnool? How Hyderabad State became
      Telugu’s land where there were only 42% Telugu people, out of which 92% spoke Urdu and Urdu was the Official language of Hyderabad? Any logical answer?

      7 Does Nair know that Andhras merged with Hyderabad forcibly with Gentlemen’s Agreement which was in fact Goonda’s Agreement? They designed the Agreement with a thoroughly preplanned poisonous/criminal mind to violate in word & deed.

      8 Does Nair know that Fazal Ali Commission opposed merger of Andhra with Hyderabad State because he knew poisonous,criminal,crooked cunning Andhras, because of their genes and history in Madras State.

      6 Does Nair know that Telangana students, Job aspirants, staff, farmers & virtually everyone, lived like Non Local, right from 1956, in their own land?

      7 Does Nair know that Nagarjuna Sagar project site was shifted by about 16 Kms to deprive Telangana of Krishna waters and ruin Telangana?

      8 Does Nair know that the design/plan of Sri Ram Sagar Project was sabotaged which would have irrigated whole of Telangana? This was only to ruin Telangana.

      9 Does Nair know that Andhra rulers, appointed only Andhra Officials & Chairmen in APPSC and ruined the career of 1000s of Telangana job aspirants?

      10 Does Nair know that all the scams were orchestrated by Andhras and laks of crores were looted?

      11 Does Nair know that Telangana surplus funds were diverted to Andhra?

      If Telangana people give all such illegal activities of Andhras in Telangana/ Hyderabad after 1956, it would be volumes more than Encyclopedia Britannica.

  3. soonya says:

    Looks like there is management change, with KRR out of Hans, probably Mr. Nair is playing to the tunes of the new owner.

    Well written JRJ, while I stopped subscribing to Hans, I can guess the tone and tenor of the article/view published.

  4. vijay says:

    Very good article, fitting reply to Hans India. Media should stop comparing the kcr and cbn. Every state has their own strengths and weakness.

    Media is the one was creating lot of mess between people. when local are kind then only any city becomes cosmopolitan. Other wise, No one will come to city and invest.

    One of the best example is Bangalore. There so many people are living together.

  5. Kanthi says:

    Media is another war front that Telangana has to focus on. The articles by newstraders on ‘leading’ news sites shows on whose payrolls they are.

    Thank you JR for befitting reply.

  6. J R Janumpalli says:

    There is another.‘KCR sparks needless row’ dt.23-07-2014 in Hans India by Professor K.Nageswhwar.I sent the following comment to the news editor.

    This has reference to ‘KCR sparks needless row’ dt.23-07-2014 in Hans India by Professor K.Nageswhwar.

    Fee reimbursement is not incumbent on admission:

    Education is a state subject. Fees reimbursement is in the domain of state government. The 10 year provision in the admissions to educational institutions in APRA does not relate to fee reimbursement. The fee reimbursement scheme is outside 371-D. It is a state scheme and the state government is free to continue, modify and close it or have a new scheme, if it chooses. Anyway, the present ill-conceived fee reimbursement scheme is in a mess, because of the mismanagement of it by the erstwhile A.P.government.The fee reimbursement has become very burdensome to the government with its heavy budget. The T-government thinks that it needs to be revamped and to be taken out of the mess. So that the government can extend the financial assistance to only Telangana students in the state and outside the state without any hassles. T-State is also not flush with money and it wants to use its scarce resources to its Telangana citizens only. FAST is the answer to the quandary.
    The cut-off date for nativity as 1956 specific to the scheme is also very much tenable. There are instances where state governments had such rules in select cases —- even in erstwhile A.P. also. If A.P.wants to pay for the students of Andhra origin who are not eligible under the scheme they can do so. Nobody is preventing it. If it does not want to pay, what seems to be the case, the A.P. state can talk to Telangana government or ask the center to mediate and try to resolve the issue amicably. But, they cannot force T-government to pay the Bill. It seems they are thinking to go to courts. But here the question is whether A.P. government has the ‘locus standi’ to do so.
    T- government follows rules under 371-D for admissions and is considering financial assistance from the state budget under its own scheme ’FAST’. There A.P. government does not have any ground to question T-State. It cannot force to extend assistance to all the students studying in Telangana.It is up to A.P. government to pay the fee to students of Andhra origin who are ineligible under fast or not. Only students, who are denied assistance under the scheme in Telangana colleges, have the locus standi to go to courts against T-State, contesting the cutoff date or on other reasons, if any.
    Therefore for A.P. government just because Andhra students were given admission under 371-D and APRA, cannot demand T-government to extend financial assistance to them under Their FAST Scheme. The fee reimbursement is not incumbent on giving admission. It is up to T-government to do so or not. The students in Telangana who are denied the assistance under the scheme can represent to T- government or go to Court for deciding the nativity. The A.P.government has no role whatsoever to play in it. It’s effort to browbeating T-government and the brouhaha in this is a needless row. It will only help in diverting the attention of people for some time. Anybody can say any thing casually but, it will be paying several hundred crores of rupees in the end.

  7. telugu says:

    @janardhan
    ” Telangana people wherever they go they mingle with the local people and share their culture and friendship. Not like andhras who keep Telangana people at an arm’s length feeling superior. They would like to live in their ‘ghetto’ like Andhra villages in the hinterland of Telangana and their Andhra colonies in Hyderabad city.”

    are you trying to say
    ‘EVERY telangana person is an angel and EVERY andhra person a demon”

  8. J R Janumpalli says:

    Dear Telugu,
    The English,Spanish,French,German colonialists were all not demons. Likewise there are angels and devils both in Andhra and Telangana.You might not have visited Andhra settler homes in Telangana rural areas.They live in their exclusive ‘palles or gudems’; reddis in reddi palles, kammas in kamma palles like that.you know in Hyderabad, they like to live in their colonies like Jubilee Hills,Kukatpally, Ameerpet etc., where others not very welcome.It is not a secret.Every body knows about it.

    Even in offices andhras form their own groups and scheme for their own promotions and other things.Andhras, majority of them if not all do not mingle freely with telangana people.I have observed this even in USA.It is a sociological phenomenon quite apparent every where and a major cause for the wide gap between Andhra and Telangana societies.
    There are several experiences and examples to explain this.It is such a common thing.Here in Hyderabad in the financial district in a gated community an educated Andhra gentleman from east Godavari district,said to me in the company of few other people in our evening meetings,that telangana culture is inferior to Andhra culture, people of telangana are lazy,dishonest, less intelligent like that in our evening meetings.Finally I had to teach him some basics on culture and social behaviour.Explained to him that respecting other people’s culture is the real culture, not earning money by any means and flaunting it as culture.Since then he is good to me atleast outwardly.It is a common refrain in your andhras. I will stand by my statement. If you are not one of them I appreciate your outlook.There are a few of them like that. but, they are in a minority.

  9. J R Janumpalli says:

    @Telugu,
    Your getting contrite on the remark does not change the fact.It is so culpable.Everybody knows about it, may be including you.There are angels and demons on both sides.But that does not mean that angels do not indulge in snobbery.
    Sir Winston Churchill considered one of the greatest leaders in the world, called Mahatma Gandhi’a naked fakir’and wanted to crush Gandhiism, to deny independence to India, in a naked exhibition of racism.

  10. telugu says:

    @jrj
    wat you have wriutten about is quite unfortunate as well as surprising
    i stayed for many years in an appartments in hyd where ppl from various communities like tamil,keralaites,marwaris,etc
    never did it strike to me that “xyz belongs to another community.dont interract with him/her”
    neither me,nor my family members/relatives ever behaved the way you mentioned.so its a bit surprising
    even today i have number of telangana friends.in fact,during college days,like many other teenage guys, i even watched watched porn with my tg friends
    😀

  11. J R Janumpalli says:

    @Telugu,
    Very nice, if you are so nice. But, there is no need to invoke such of your quirks here to prove the point. Pl.let us keep our discussions in this forum away from such allusions. The point of discussion here is even famous people(so called angels) exhibit snobbery,chauvinism and racism, your Andhra angels are no exception.

  12. Aditya says:

    Hans India responded;
    Open letter to KCR:Telanganiite reacts dt.July 24.2014 Hans India.
    (http://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/2014-07-23/Open-letter-to-KCRTelanganiite-reacts-102783)

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