Remembering the history of Hyderabad – Mohammad Quli Qutb Shah ఏప్రిల్ 5, 2012Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in CharMinar, Culture, Deccan, heritage, Hindu, Hyderabad, Identity, Muslim, Telangana, Telangana People.
Tags: 1463 Telangana, founder of Hyderabad, Golconda, Hyderabad history, miniature India, Mohammad Quli Qutb Shah, Musi, secular, Subedar of Telangana
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Remembering a great dynasty
Aparna Menon, The Hindu, April 2, 2012
It is the 400th death anniversary of Mohammad Quli Qutb Shah, the founder of Hyderabad
This year marks the 400th death anniversary of the founder of Hyderabad, Mohammad Quli Qutb Shah. So, who was he? The fifth ruler in the Quli Qutb Shah dynasty, he founded the new city towards the south of the Musi river in 1591.
He chose the river to eliminate water shortage and linked it to the hub Golkonda with a stone bridge over the river. This ruler with foresight was as enterprising as the other rulers in the Qutb Shahi dynasty started by Sultan Quli Qutb ul Mulk.
“From 1518 to 1687, over a span of 171 years, seven Qutb Shahi kings ruled over the kingdom. Sultan Quli came to India from Iran and entered the military service of the Bahamani king. For having quelled trouble in the Telangana region in 1463 he was made the Subedar of Telangana in 1495, and the title ‘Qutb ul Mulk” was conferred upon him,” says Mr MA Qaiyum, former Deputy Director of Archaeology and Museums of Andhra Pradesh.
Not only did Sultan Quli establish the empire he also built beautiful mosques, palaces and gardens. The establishment of the water channel system from Talab-e-durg (Durgam Cheruvu) to Golconda, was a remarkable achievement. (మరింత…)
QQSUDA, a non entity for decades: Syed Amin Jafri డిసెంబర్ 11, 2011Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in CharMinar, GHMC, heritage, Hyderabad, Identity, Muslim, politics.
Tags: Darulshifa, HMWSSB, MCH, Municipal Administration, Old City, Urban Development
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Times of India, December 11, 2011
A non-entity for decades
Syed Amin Jafri
The Quli Qutub Shah Urban Development Authority (QQSUDA) just exists for namesake, tucked away in the backyard of the crumbling old MCH building complex at Darulshifa. It is gasping for funds even as it is crippled by lack of powers and acute shortage of staff.
Way back in August 1981, the then chief minister T Anjaiah announced the formation of QQSUDA as “an Eid gift to the people of Old City.” It was constituted as a development agency for the overall development of the Old City. To make it a high-profile body, the chief minister is the Chairman and the Municipal Administration and Urban Development minister is the vice chairman of QQSUDA. The managing committee is in charge of formulating policy matters and reviewing its performance. Hardly any meetings of QQSUDA board were held by successive chief ministers in the last three decades. (మరింత…)
Muslim Forum for Telangana demands separate state జూన్ 8, 2010Posted by Telangana Utsav in Andhra, Appeals, CharMinar, Congress, Culture, Hyderabad, Identity, MIM, Mulki, Muslim, Nizam, Osmania, Police, politics, Rayalaseema, Settler, students, TDP, Telangana, Telugu, TRS, universities, Urdu, violence, YSR.
Tags: Human Rights, Srikrishna
Muslim Forum for Telangana
H.No. 2-3-48/A/9, Amberpet, Hyderabad- 500013
Contact No’s: 9391051586, 9492063948, Fax: 27403392
Email id: email@example.com
Committee for Consultations on the Situation in Andhra Pradesh. (CCSAP)
Subject: There is no meaning for silence when there is a need to speak for Justice. Muslim Forum for Telangana demands separate Telangana State.
People from different walks of life and organizations came together and had series of discussions since 2006 on Muslim role for separate Telangana state. Muslim and non Muslim intellectuals participated in these meetings. All of them discussed and expressed their opinions and also gave their valuable suggestions. The main outcome of the meetings was the formation of a forum to work towards making people aware, especially Muslims. This forum was formed and named as Muslim Forum for Telangana in the year 2008. (మరింత…)
Battle for Hyderabad : OUTLOOK Magazine డిసెంబర్ 22, 2009Posted by Telangana Utsav in Andhra, CharMinar, Congress, Culture, Economy, GHMC, Hyderabad, Identity, MIM, Mulki, Muslim, politics, Rayalaseema, Settler, Sonia, Telangana, TRS, universities, Y S Jagan.
Whose, The Nizam’s Jewel?
Where does a separate state for Telangana leave Hyderabad?
Pushpa Iyengar, OUTLOOK The Weekly Newsmagazine, December 28, 2009
Fifty years ago, as a young government officer, Narendra Luther remembers looking forward to going from Hyderabad to Kurnool, which was then the capital of the newly-formed Andhra Pradesh. At 77, after serving under every chief minister preceding N. Chandrababu Naidu, Luther, an author and historian, recalls the schism that has always existed between the people of Telangana and the rest of Andhra Pradesh. “Their hearts never met,” says Luther, recalling the lunch room in the secretariat 50 years ago where Telangana and Andhra officers sat and ate separately and exchanged derogatory references about each other. The Andhraites would go on about how Telanganaites were lazy, lacked any work ethic and were nawabi in their attitude. The Telangana ones, on the other hand, perceived the Andhraites as ill-mannered and discourteous. Though stereotypes, these epithets have persisted in the conversations and consciousness of both parties, tripping easily off their tongues at the slightest social situation.
“The only people afraid of losing Hyderabad, says the pro-Telangana lobby, are those who have real estate there.”
It is, therefore, only too easy to imagine the tension that has escalated between the people of the two regions after the midnight of December 9 when the Centre, rattled by Telangana Rashtriya Samiti (TRS) chief K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s 11-day fast, gave in, at least provisionally, to the demand for a separate Telangana state. It set the political climate on a high flame; politicians once supportive of the Telangana cause—such as Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Chandrababu Naidu and Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) leader, film star Chiranjeevi—had to do a complete about-turn. Junking the pro-Telangana stance they adopted as recently as the April 2009 assembly polls, they started rooting for a united AP. Chiranjeevi, in fact, bore some of the brunt of Telangana ire against those opposed to any splitting of AP, when theatres showing his films, or those featuring his son Ramcharan Tej and others from his extended family, were targeted.
At the core of the entire statehood controversy is the battle for Hyderabad. With its booming infotech industry, a world-class airport, India’s largest movie industry, institutions like Microsoft and the Indian School of Business, the city has been the showpiece of Andhra Pradesh for long. So much so that Chandrababu Naidu lost an election and chief ministership because he was seen to have lavished all his affection and attention on the capital to the exclusion of all other areas in the state. (మరింత…)