Telangana needs a solution, not options: SIO

By TCN News,

New Delhi: Following their mentors – Jamaat-e-Islami Hind – Muslim youth group Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) has come out to back the movement for separate Telangana state. At Osmania
University, which has been the centre of violent protests by pro-Telangana students and youth in Hyderabad, SIO leadership made public their stand on the issue.

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The leaders of SIO visited the Osmania University and addressed the students and media persons last week. “Telangana needs a solution and not options,” said Secretary General of SIO, P.M. Salih while addressing the press at the campus.

Secretary General of SIO, P.M. Salih addressing the press at Osmania University

He pointed out, “Sri Krishna Commission report has 2 major defects, one that majority of Muslims are anti-Telangana and second, the report only presents options and not solutions”. “SIO being the largest Islamic students organization supports the Telangana movement and demands a solution and not options”, he said. Salih said, “Telangana is not just an issue of social justice and human rights but also of peace”.

“The backbone of every revolution or struggle has been the students, be it then the Chinese Revolution, the French or the Indian freedom struggle. Similarly the backbone of the Telangana movement is and will be the students,” he said.

The Secretary General was accompanied by Shaikh Shoaib, National Secretary; Sharique Ansar, National Secretary; Shahnawaz Ali Rehan, Former National Secretary; Ansari Abubacker, Member – CAC; Zainul Pasha, Zonal Secretary – Andhra Pradesh; Syed Shafiullah Quadri, City President – Hyderabad and Mohammed Salaam. The leaders met the members of Telangana Joint Action Committee, Telangana Students Power, Professors of Osmania University and other student leaders of the University.