Statehood strike cripples Indian state

Agitation for creation of a state of Telengana has virtually shut down province of Andhra Pradesh.

    A strike in favour of a separate state has crippled the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, where for the last three weeks thousands of state employees have joined in, causing a complete shut down.

    Now they have taken their cause to New Delhi, the capital of the country, where they are demanding for their state to be called Telengana.

    Al Jazeera's Prerna Suri reports from New Delhi.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'Money can't buy us': Mapping Canada's oil pipeline battle

    'Money can't buy us': Mapping Canada's oil pipeline battle

    We travel more than 2,000km and visit communities along the route of the oil pipeline that cuts across Indigenous land.

    Women under ISIL: The wives

    Women under ISIL: The wives

    Women married to ISIL fighters share accounts of being made to watch executions and strap explosives to other women.

    Diplomats for sale: How an ambassadorship was bought and lost

    Diplomats for sale: How an ambassadorship was bought and lost

    The story of Ali Reza Monfared, the Iranian who tried to buy diplomatic immunity after embezzling millions of dollars.