The Samaikyandhra Joint Action Committee (JAC) has welcomed the option put forward by Justice Srikrishna Committee to keep the State united and provide certain constitutional measures addressing core socio-economic and political concerns over development of Telangana.

It has also asked the Centre to immediately come out with a categorical statement on a ‘united State' in tune with the report.

Students of Acharya Nagarjuna University burnt an effigy of Central government in front of the  main gate protesting against its “delaying tactics” .

The committee which met on the premises of  the university on Thursday afternoon to chalk out its strategy after the report was released, urged the Centre to take an unequivocal stand for keeping the State united, which was among the six options given the by Srikrishna Committee.

“The Centre should put an end to ambiguity over the issue. It should also put an end to delaying tactics which include calling for an all-party meeting. We know that political consensus on this issue is impossible as all the parties are vertically divided on the issue,” convener of JAC D. Narasimha Rao told The Hindu.

The meeting also rejected the proposals to carve out a Rayala-Telangana, forming a Union Territory which includes Hyderabad, Nalgonda and Mahabubnagar and the recommendation for a separate State of Telangana.

Mr. Rao also reiterated that the movement for Telangana was not widespread and was limited to certain pockets. A majority of people of Telangana were against a separate State and asserted that the State could achieve tremendous progress by staying united.

Meanwhile, the day passed off peacefully.

Superintendent of Police D.S Chauhan supervised the bandobust arrangements.

It also rejected the proposal to carve out a Rayala-Telangana and forming of Union Territory