Pro-Telangana students resume protests at Osmania University

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 23:48

Hyderabad: After a brief lull, pro-Telangana students resumed protests today and pelted stones at the police in Osmania University (OU) campus here, expressing anger against Andhra Pradesh government`s decision to go ahead with the varsity exams from tomorrow.

Students took out rallies and held demonstrations in support of their demand that a Bill be introduced in Parliament for creation of separate Telangana state.

They hurled stones on police personnel near AMS Kaman on the campus and also indulged in stone-pelting on the OU Police station this evening. Policemen lobbed teargas shells to disperse them, an officer said.
The OU Students Joint Action Committee had earlier given a call for boycott of examinations over delay in granting statehood for Telangana region.

The pro-Telangana students and activists clashed with the police for four days after the Justice Srikrishna Committee report had been made public on January 6.
Minister for Higher Education C Damodar Rajanarasimha had yesterday made it clear that all the examinations commencing in OU from January 20 would be conducted as per the schedule.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 23:48

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