With numerous opinions and perspectives doing rounds with regard to the bifurcation issue, I have always wondered about where people (supporting a separate state and those opposing it) are heading in this battle. With politicians from both sides vitiating the environment, people have clearly taken sides, including journalists. Every politician we see today in the state talks about knowing the wishes of Telugu people inside out (unfortunately, they’re all assumptions). But they do forget the fact that people too know politicians’ intentions very well.
Politicians in support of a separate Telangana state have poisoned the environment so much that those in favour of the T state believe that the jobs and properties/lands of Seemandhra people living in Hyderabad would go to them after the bifurcation. As if that isn’t preposterous enough, T politicians have gone a step further in blaming Seemandhra people for every bad thing happening in the state or Hyderabad. Many are aware of the extortion, and blackmailing that has been happening in the state in the name of a Telangana issue. On the other hand, those against a T state too are competitive in terms of exhibiting their sadism and animal-like behaviour. They have begun to see Telangana people as those who do not belong to the state and as those who’re responsible for everything bad happening within the state. Even those Seemandhra people who have not been discriminatory before the issue cropped up, have begun doing it.
Both, pro and anti-T people have made mistakes. They are both responsible for making the environment so vicious that everyone has something to say against each other. It has snowballed into a contentious issue which has made politicians cross all boundaries, disqualifying them as human beings. From vandalizing offices to attacking each other in the assembly, attacking the speaker and tearing off bills/amendments and memos within the house — all this definitely calls for a public scrutiny of democracy. If there is anything that is dividing this state, it is the degrading humanity. Also, everyone seems to be in a hurry to find a reason to hate each other a little more than to stay united and live in peace. If division is the way out and is the answer for harmony, so be it (at least the ones who want it should are ready to face the consequences of separation).