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Images: Telangana supporters celebrate statehood

Last updated on: December 10, 2009 15:27 IST

Image: BJP workers celebrate outside the party office in Hyderabad

A wave of joy and cheer on Thursday swept the Osmania University, the nerve centre of the Telangana movement, after the Centre conceded to the demand of carving out a separate state from Andhra Pradesh.

Hundreds of students and Telangana supporters assembled in the campus this morning and burst into celebrations hailing
the decision and organised a 'Vijayotsav', marking victory of their agitation.

Supporters in the region, cutting across parties, celebrated the statehood by bursting crackers and distributed sweets. 

Celebrations galore

Image: Congress workers celebrate in Hyderabad
Slogans of 'Jai Jai Telangana' filled the air as students burst crackers, distributed sweets, sang traditional Telangana
folk songs and danced to the drum beats echoing in the varsity campus, amidst huge presence of security personnel.

Telangana celebrates statehood

Image: Another picture of BJP workers celebrating in Hyderabad

Welcoming the Union government's announcement to initiate the process of creating Telangana, the Joint Action Committee of Students Union has withdrawn the proposed peace march from Osmania University to Indira Park.

Many MLAs protest

Image: Telangana activists celebrate in Hyderabad
In a dull note, many MLAs from different parties have resigned across the state in protest against the decsion.

Celebrations galore

Image: Supporters celebrate their moment of success
Meanwhile, Congress chief Sonia has summoned all the Congress MPs from Andhra Pradesh to her residence. The move is perceived to be a preventive arrangement to stop more MPs from quitting.