Pro-Telangana students resume protests at Osmania University
After a brief lull, pro-Telangana students resumed protests and pelted stones at the police in OU campus.
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.