Telangana: Police didn’t permit mass hunger strike

Police on Saturday denied permission to pro-Telangana students to launch an indefinite hunger strike at Osmania University here from July 11 to press for their separate statehood demand.

Hyderabad: Police on Saturday denied permission to
pro-Telangana students to launch an indefinite hunger strike
at Osmania University here from July 11 to press for their
separate statehood demand.
The Telangana Students Joint Action Committee has given a
call for the mass indefinite hunger strike to be held at the
Arts College located at the University campus.

Hyderabad Police Commissioner A K Khan said no official
permission has been granted for the proposed programme as the
organisers have not applied for it.

Prohibitory orders are in force till July 14 under
section 144 CrPC in the limits of Hyderabad City Police
Commissionerate and any unlawful assembly of five or more
persons would be illegal, Khan said.
As per the Supreme Court directive in connection with
Osmania University, except for the varsity`s students,
teaching and non-teaching staff, no outsiders are allowed to
conduct any meetings or other programmes inside the campus, he
said, adding that the Supreme Court directives are rigorously
enforced.

Students from Hyderabad and other parts of Telangana
region, who were planning to join the proposed mass indefinite
hunger strike, were warned that those indulging in illegal
activities would be dealt with legally, the police
commissioner said, according to a press release tonight.

The University campus, which has turned into the nerve
centre for the separate Telangana movement with a series of
pro-Telangana protests being held there since November 2009,
was again rocked by violence after pro-Telangana students
clashed with police during the 48-hour Telangana bandh
observed on July 5 and 6.

PTI

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