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Telangana National Integration Day – Here Is All About The History Of Telangana

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In the history of Telangana, the Telangana Movement is one of the longest movements in South India spanning over 5 decades (50 years). The formation of the Telangana state and its integration into India is celebrated as the Telangana National Integration Day. Read to know more about Telangana history and how the big history of Telangana movement lead to Telangana National integration day.

Telangana National Integration Day

17th September has been declared the Telangana National Integration Day and the celebration of the same will go on from 16th September to 18th September. The celebration has been named Telangana Jaatiya Samaikyata Vajrotsavalu (Telangana National Integration Diamond Jubilee Celebrations).

Why Telangana National Integration Day Is celebrated?

The BJP has set its eyes on Telangana and declared that they will celebrate 17th September as Hyderabad Liberation Day. Forced to take action, the chief minister retaliated by declaring that the state government will celebrate it as Telangana National Integration Day. 

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Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao has shown his ingenuity in politics by focusing on integration as this makes the BJP look like they are propagating divisiveness.

How Is Telangana National Integration Day Is Celebrated?

The Telangana government has declared 17th September as a holiday for all government institutions as well as all educational institutions be it private, aided, or government-run institutions to celebrate the Telangana National Integration Day.

Both the central government and the state government are celebrating the formation of Telangana as a separate state though they gave it different names. Therefore, the people of Telangana are in for a treat.

Concerned about Telangana history? Read more.

All About Telangana History – A Glance At The History Of Telangana Formation

Telangana was merged with Andhra State to form Andhra Pradesh on November 1, 1956, despite opposition. In the history of Telangana, the event resulted in the birth of several protests to separate Telangana from Andhra. Well, there was some more about Telangana history discussed in the below section.

The History Of Telangana Formation

History of Telangana Movement

The Telangana movement refers to the demands and protests that lead to the creation of a separate state, Telangana from the existing state, Andhra Pradesh. The decision to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh was made by the Central government and a bill for the creation of Telangana was unilaterally passed on 2nd June 2014. The history of Telangana movement includes a big list of movements.

Telangana Movements List

In the history of Telangana formation, below are the movements involved:

1. Jai Telangana and Jai Andhra Movements

In 1969, Jai Telangana Movement started for making Telangana a separate state. The protests had severe consequences and police firing took place. In retaliation to this movement by the persons of Telangana, the people of Andhra too started a movement called Jai Andhra Movement.

An eight-point plan was put forth by the Prime Minister to the protesters but the Telangana leaders rejected it. A political party called Telangana Praja Samithi was created to demand the declaration of Telangana as a separate state.

2. Telangana Rashtra Samithi

A new party called Telangana Rashtra Samithi was formed with the single objective of creating the separation of Telangana from Hyderabad as its capital. This helped to revive the Telangana movement.

3. Samaikyandhra Movement

On 9th December 2009, Union Minister Chidambaram declared that the central government will start the process of separating Telangana from Andhra Pradesh. Several people from various fields in Andhra started protesting this and started the Samaikyandhra Movement wishing for the state to remain unified. MLAs of this region too resigned seeking a reversal of the announcement.

As a result, on December 23, it was announced that Telangana will not be separated unless supported by all parties concerned. This made several MLAs and ministers of Telangana started resigning demanding the bifurcation process proceed.

4. Srikrishna Committee

In 2010, the Srikrishna Committee was formed to provide a report on the opinions of the people and the recommended course of action. The committee released its report on 6th January 2011. It recommended that a separate state should be formed only when it is unavoidable and that too only if all the concerned parties consent to the proposal.

5. Telangana March

The TJAC leaders organized the Telangana March on September 30, 2012. The march turned violent and it was called off eventually due to heavy rain and injured supporters.

6. Cabinet approval of Telangana State

The union cabinet approved the creation of Telangana state on 3rd October in the year 2013.

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