Stone-pelting by pro-Telangana students continues in OU
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Last Updated: Monday, January 10, 2011, 00:25
Hyderabad: Stone-pelting by pro-Telangana students at police continued unabated for the fourth day on Sunday in the Osmania University campus here, even as various political parties, along with Congress leaders from Telangana, clamoured for removal of security forces from the varsity.

After remaining calm till around 4 pm, groups of students pelted stones on police personnel at different places in and around the OU campus, Deputy Commissioner of Police (East Zone) Y Gangadhar told PTI, adding the security forces responded by firing teargas shells.

"Our personnel are alert. The protesters have been chased away but they are re-grouping and continuing with stone pelting now and then," Gangadhar said.

The pro-Telangana students and activists who have been protesting and carrying out violence acts against the Justice Srikrishna Committee's recommendations since it was publicised on January 6 have indulged in "clashes" with the police by hurling stones besides torching RTC buses, private vehicles, disrupting traffic in and around the varsity, police said.

The Osmania University, which has become the epicentre of the separate statehood movement since last year's protests, continues to remain tense after the report was made public.

Earlier in the day, Andhra Pradesh Home Minister P Sabita Reddy held a meeting with Congress leaders, police officials and OU Peace Committee members after the party leaders from Telangana demanded withdrawal of Central paramilitary forces from the varsity.

The TRS, TDP, BJP have been opposing Central forces from the varsity.


First Published: Monday, January 10, 2011, 00:25

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