In Pics: Telangana triggers demand for new states

  • <b>Assam:</b> People demanding the creation of a separate Karbi Anglong state, protest in Assam on 31 July. The demand for Bodoland has also resurfaced after the Bodoland Territorial Council chief Hagrama Mohilari announced a rally in Kokrajhar on 4 August. APAssam: People demanding the creation of a separate Karbi Anglong state, protest in Assam on 31 July. The demand for Bodoland has also resurfaced after the Bodoland Territorial Council chief Hagrama Mohilari announced a rally in Kokrajhar on 4 August. AP
  • <b>West Bengal:</b> A Gorkha People’s Liberation Front (GJM) supporter attempts to self-immolate in Kalimpong, Siliguri on 30 July. The GJM is demanding a separate state for the Gorkha people in West Bengal which affects the tea and tourism industries. AFPWest Bengal: A Gorkha People’s Liberation Front (GJM) supporter attempts to self-immolate in Kalimpong, Siliguri on 30 July. The GJM is demanding a separate state for the Gorkha people in West Bengal which affects the tea and tourism industries. AFP
  • <b>Uttar Pradesh:</b> Potential statehood for Telangana has also triggered the clamour for dividing UP. BSP chief Mayawati had earlier proposed splitting into Purvanchal, Bundelkhand, Awadh Pradesh, and Paschi Pradesh. Saud Iqbal/Wikimedia CommonsUttar Pradesh: Potential statehood for Telangana has also triggered the clamour for dividing UP. BSP chief Mayawati had earlier proposed splitting into Purvanchal, Bundelkhand, Awadh Pradesh, and Paschi Pradesh. Saud Iqbal/Wikimedia Commons
  • <b>Maharashtra: </b>Post-Telangana the BJP announced that it will back the demand for the separate state of Vidarbha to be carved out of Maharashtra, with Nagpur as its capital. Sujit Kumar/ Wikimedia CommonsMaharashtra: Post-Telangana the BJP announced that it will back the demand for the separate state of Vidarbha to be carved out of Maharashtra, with Nagpur as its capital. Sujit Kumar/ Wikimedia Commons
  • <b>Jammu&Kashmir:</b> Indian army soldiers keep guard during a strike in Jammu demanding separate statehood for the Jammu region on 12 February 2001. The demand of bifurcating Jammu from Jammu and Kashmir has been there for decades now. ReutersJammu&Kashmir: Indian army soldiers keep guard during a strike in Jammu demanding separate statehood for the Jammu region on 12 February 2001. The demand of bifurcating Jammu from Jammu and Kashmir has been there for decades now. Reuters