Andhra Pradesh

Post bifurcation, broken hearts are a reality

Jai Kumar is a resident of Uppal in Hyderabad and his wife, who is a Central government employee, hails from Kadapa. But on Monday, when the State is bifurcated and ushers in many changes, they feel it remains the same.

“The State is divided geographically but the culture, relations and affection between people would be the same. I will visit my in-laws’ place in Kadapa and my wife will work in Hyderabad. Life will continue as usual and bifurcation will not cast any impact on us,” says Mr. Kumar, who is self- employed.

While Mr. Kumar and his wife hope their lives continue without any hitch, S. Sarada and S. Shyam feel the ramifications of bifurcation are beyond their control. S. Sarada, is a native of Visakhapatnam, her husband S. Shyam, is a resident of Chikkadpally in Hyderabad.

“We have been married for 15 years and personally bifurcation does not affect us. But our children are curious about their nativity now. I feel it would not be a problem for the present generation but it would have some impact on future generations,” observes S. Sarada, a software employee working in Bangalore.

“It all depends on how one looks at things. There is no clarity on many issues like education quota for students and governments should create a healthy atmosphere between the two States. Telugus should remain united,” feels S. Shyam, who is also a software employee.

But for those serving in government departments, bifurcation has certainly created quite a few problems. “My wife hails from Seemandhra and needs to work in that region, while I hail from Telangana. After June 2, we have to stay away from each other,” says a Secretariat employee.

“It is emotionally challenging. It will affect our personal and professional lives and upbringing of children is another big issue,” says his wife, who is also a government employee. Like this, many people who married their spouses beyond the regions have different opinions but most call for peace, harmony and development of the two States.

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