India students fight for new state

Growing movement pushes for Telangana to break from Andhra Pradesh.

    College students in India's Telangana district are fighting to separate the region from the state of Andhra Pradesh.

    Telangana is the largest of three districts in Andhra Pradesh and the home of its capital, Hyderabad, India's information technology (IT) hub.

    However, it is also one of the most underdeveloped regions in the country.

    The movement to form a Telagana state began in 1969, with a student uprising in which more than 400 people died.

    In December of last year, the Indian government announced it would start the process to form the state, but bailed out two weeks later.

    Sohail Rahman reports from Andhra Pradesh. 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    The peace games: Dreaming big for South Sudan's youth

    The peace games: Dreaming big for South Sudan's youth

    A relatively new independence and fresh waves of conflict inspire a South Sudanese refugee to build antiwar video games.