Nov 29 Deeksha Diwas – Historic day in Telangana statehood struggle

Exactly four years back, Telangana statehood struggle took a decisive turn on this day. TRS supremo K Chandrasekhar Rao planned to start an indefinite fast at Rangadhampally X Roads near Siddipet on Nov 29th 2009, demanding Telangana statehood. But, the then Rosaiah government used brutal police force and arrested KCR, even before he could reach the deeksha venue.

The moment KCR was arrested at Alaganur, the whole Telangana society erupted spontanously. Osmania University students revolted in anger. The inhuman lathicharge on Osmania University students at the behest of Seemandhra police officers infuriated Telangana people.

All villages, towns and cities in Telangana reverberated with Jai Telangana slogans. All sections of the society marched in solidarity to KCR.

The state government first kept KCR in Khammam sub-jail. As his health deteriorated, he was then shifted to NIMS in Hyderabad. After ten tensions filled days, the union government finally yielded to the six long decades of struggle and announced the process of Telangana statehood.

The rest is history!


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