While I am not going to argue about whether the decision to form a separate state is right or wrong, I strongly feel that the sequence of events that led to the decision to form a separate state left a lot to be desired.
Forming a separate state is not a small decision. To take such a decision under pressure of the failing health of a man who is nothing but a selfish thug who has shown no signs of morality and dedication to anything is wrong. If anything, this decision should have been taken without any pressure from anyone.
I do not think the protestors from Osmania University and other places did anything wrong. They believed in a cause. They fought for it. It is for the government of the day to deal with the situation. It should not be forced into anything it does not believe is good for the people, the state and the country at large.
Some people might argue that the decision is right and eventually, it was the pressure that forced the government to act. Pressure is not the reason a government should act. If the reasons behind forming a state were genuine, this should have been done long back, not because of the pressure.
To what extent is the government going to go now? What about Hyderabad? Is it going to become a Union Territory? Joint capital of both states? What about demands for other states? Is a fast and agitations by university students the formula for getting a new state? Every demand for a new state has justifications. There are many regions in the country that have ben neglected. How is the government going to handle these demands?