Hyderabad and nine other districts of Andhra Pradesh's Telangana region erupted in jubilation late Wednesday night after the Central government announced that the process for formation of a separate state of Telangana will be initiated.
Students of Osmania University, the nerve centre of the 11-day long agitation for a separate state, Kakatiya University in Warangal, Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) leaders and other groups fighting for the cause were overjoyed.
TRS leaders and cadres celebrated their "victory" outside Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), where their party chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao broke his fast.
Hundreds of students at Osmania University were seen dancing and raising slogans of "Jai Telangana" soon after Home Minister P. Chidambaram announced in Delhi that an appropriate resolution would be moved in the state assembly.
TRS cadres, students and other sympathisers of Telangana burst crackers and distributed sweets. They were also seen greeting each other.