Justice Srikrishna heads Telangana panel

Expert Committee constituted to study demand for separate state

GN Bureau | February 3, 2010


Justice (retd) B.N. Srikrishna
Justice (retd) B.N. Srikrishna

The central government on Wednesday constituted an expert committee, chaired by retired Supreme Court Justice B.N. Srikrishna, to examine the demand for a separate Telangana state.

The committee will hold wideranging consultations with all sections of people and all political parties and groups in Andhra Pradesh on the contentious issue.

Other members of the panel include Ranbir Singh, vice chancellor of the Delhi-based National Law University, Abusaleh Shariff, senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute in Delhi, Ravinder Kaur, professor at the department of humanities and social sciences, IIT Delhi, and former home secretary Vinod K. Duggal.

The terms of reference are being drafted and will be finalised in consultation with the chairman and announced shortly, an official statement said.
 

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