The academic basis of the report is of high quality. So is the range of consultations that have been made. Almost every prevailing viewpoint and fact has been taken in account. No one can say that their voice has not been heard.
The research into the sociological and cultural basis of the split personality of the Telugus, the historical background to the controversy and the demand for a separate Telangana state, the economic basis, or lack of it, for the grievances pertaining to the region's backwardness, political and administrative pre-history of the present crisis, have all been adequately examined and documented in this 505-page report.
Image: Students demanding the creation of a separate Telangana state shout slogans during a protest at Osmania University in Hyderabad on Jan. 7, 2011. (Photograph copyright AP)
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