Another demand accepted!!! The Indian government’s nod for creating Telangana out of Andhra Pradesh is a step forward in the right direction to fulfill the long held dream of the people of the country – splitting India into a thousand pieces. Why not do it all together? Take your scalpel and start dissecting states on the map of the country. That will limit the bloodshed and destruction that follows every such decision. What say, my sire?
Sarcasm aside, we really should stop doing this anymore. I understand that the lack of development in a particular region of a state fuels the fire for a new state, but one has to consider that in a country like India where there are thousands of languages, castes and all other such stuff, division and more division based on these criteria are not the solutions. Instead equitable development is the need of the day.
A nod to Telangana is indirectly an invitation to all other statehood movements such as Vidharva, Gorkhaland, Harit Pradesh, Bundelkhand etc. This might result in a domino effect whereby everybody starts demanding a separate state based on their own linguistic preferences. This will create a huge problem for governance and might result in further weakening of the fabric of the nation.
The Government should stay away from such radical decisions and instead should concentrate on equal development throughout the country.