It has been a long and painful struggle for the votaries of Telangana who finally succeeded in getting the Parliament of India to create a separate state of Telangana, despite all opposition from many quarters, particularly from political leaders from Seemandhra region.
Telangana becomes the 29th State of the Republic of India. Hyderabad, it has been decided, will be the common capital of both Telangana and Andhra for the next 10 years. During this period, Andhra will make its own capital and Hyderabad will remain with Telangana.
The news of the creation of Telangana sent waves of joy across the votaries of Telangana. Here are some pictures from our Photo journalist Mohammad Jaffer of SnapsIndia, expressing eloquently the unbounded joy of people at Osmania University and elsewhere in Hyderabad.