Police detain a supporter of Chandrababu Naidu, chief of the Telugu Desam party, a regional party, as he tries to stop a vehicle from carrying Mr Naidu to hospital in New Delhi. Mr Naidu was on hunger strike against the creation of Telangana state, according to local media. Two Indian ministers resigned last week over a cabinet decision to create the state out of the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, a growing hub for western IT groups.
A Bodo student with a painted face shouts as hundreds of thousands of Bodo tribal people gather demanding the creation of a new state of Bodoland during a mass rally at Ghoramara in Somitpur district of Assam state, India on Tuesday. India’s ruling coalition recently endorsed the creation of a new state called Telangana to be carved out of Andhra Pradesh state. The endorsement triggered other regions with the same demand in the country to stand up for their own states as well, including Bodo tribals Read more
All Bodo Students Union activists demand the creation of a state called Bodoland during a mass rally on a national highway in Barama, in lower Assam, India. The ruling coalition endorsed carving a new state called Telangana out of Andhra Pradesh in southern India, which spurred activists to call for other long-standing demands for separate states to be met.