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Pro-Telangana protesters demand new state for India

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Protesters demanding a separate Telangana state carved out of the southern Andhra Pradesh state try to overturn a burnt bus during a demonstration in Hyderabad, Jan. 7. Supporters of Telangana statehood say the interior region has been neglected in favour of Andhra Pradesh's dominant coastal districts. Opponents fear the loss of Hyderabad to the new state will cut off a major revenue stream for Andhra Pradesh, which has invested heavily in a city that is home to companies such as Microsoft, Google and Mahindra Satyam.

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Indian students shout slogans as they march near Osmania University in Hyderabad, Jan. 7, during a protest demanding the separate state of Telangana in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

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Indians look at a burning government bus which had been set alight by pro-Telangana students from Osmania University in Hyderabad, Jan. 7, 2011 during a protest.

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A foreign student of Osmania University walks past a bus set ablaze by pro-Telangana supporters demanding a separate Telangana state carved out of the southern Andhra Pradesh state during a protest in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, Jan. 6.

AFP reports: Indian policemen fired tear gas towards advancing students of Osmania University in Hyderabad on Friday during a protest demanding the separate state of Telangana in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) which is spearheading the campaign for a separate state rejected the six main recommendations of the Justice Srikrishna Committee on the statehood issue and asserted that they would not accept anything short of a separate state.