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Why current Telangana agitation led to suicides? Universities to probe ఏప్రిల్ 6, 2012

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Telangana suicides set to become hot subject of research
TNN | Apr 6, 2012

HYDERABAD: The suicides for the ’cause’ of separate Telangana state is set to become a subject of research with several scholars opting for the topic in universities in the region. In addition to starting an anti-suicide drive on the campuses, the four universities in the Telangana region – Osmania, Kakatiya, Palamuru, and Telangana – have decided to do research on the cause of the deaths.

Telangana University has decided to go a step further and set up a centre for studying suicides and other social issues spawned by the separate statehood issue. The universities have, in fact, taken a leaf out of the research work conducted on suicides earlier in the countries like the US, where suicides were witnessed among different immigrant population, especially the Afro-American communities.

Universities other than Osmania are even planning to earmark Rs 5-6 lakh in their budget next year for research on the subject. The topic has been chosen since several research scholars have shown keen interest in the Telangana agitation and suicides.

Many academicians, however, expressed different views on how to go about the research of these suicides. While some said that there is a need to focus on various social aspects behind the suicides, others maintained that the role of the ‘T’ leadership in promoting these deaths should also be looked into.

“The situation in Telangana seems to have reached such a stage that people have to choose between a leadership which is supposedly steering them to a better lifestyle in a separate state or live in a state of utter hopelessness. In such a misguided atmosphere death becomes the only hope,” said Prof Bhangya Bhukya, history department, Osmania University, stating that symbolic suicide threats made by leaders of the movement sent a wrong message to the public.

“Suicides cannot be considered an individualistic decision. There are many social pressures behind them and there is a need to study most of this,” said Prof S Simhadri of Osmania University.

With many scholars showing keen interest in taking up research on the subject, the centres are expected to begin in August, this year.

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/Telangana-suicides-set-to-become-hot-subject-of-research/articleshow/12551971.cms

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1. Mohandss - ఏప్రిల్ 7, 2012

This is very unfortunate that young people are committing suicides. It is very suprising that the spate of suicides always coincides with the TRS/JAC’s efforts to intensify the agitation for one reason or other, it is very intersting also to find out how many people committed suicides during our independence struggle. All political parties, especially the representatives from Telangana region, irrespective of their political affliation are responsible for instigating young people to commit suicides. They must stop glorifying the persons and act of committing suicides. Out of all the unfortunate suicides that took place so far, how many are actual regular students from OU, KU and other universities? it is also necessary to find out how many young people committed suicides in other regions of the state during the corresponding periods? and what are the reasons? there off, what is the normal suicide rates in telangana, costal andhra and rayalaseema regions in past 3 years before the current agitation started? what are the major causes which drives the young people to take this extreme step? once we know the answers to all these questions, it is possible to offer an explanation.


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