Tension in OU after canecharge on pro-Telangana students

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 20:51

Hyderabad: Tension prevailed in the Osmania
University campus here after police caned and lobbed teargas
shells on pro-Telangana students when they began pelting
stones on the security personnel.

The situation on the varsity campus which witnessed
series of clashes between pro-Telangana students and police
personnel for the past two days, had relatively remained
calm since morning but by evening the clashes erupted again,
police sources said.
Activists who took out a rally from the Manjeera Hostel
on the OU campus towards RTC Hospital adjacent to it, raised
slogans against the MPs and MLAs belonging to Andhra and
Rayalaseema regions of Andhra Pradesh and later burnt their
effigies.

Following this, police prevented them from continuing
protests and dispersed the protesters and caned them. Enraged,
agitators began pelting stones at police, which lobbed teargas
shells to quell the violence, sources said.
Earlier during the day, pro-Telangana students held a
demonstration before the OU police station as part of the
48-hour bandh being observed in 10 Telangana districts and
indulged in sporadic stone pelting and also demanded for
release of arrested students, a senior police officer said.

Four students were taken into custody in connection with
the protests today, the officer said.

Atleast 12 protesters were injured while 10 police
personnel sustained injuries during the clashes yesterday, he
said.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 20:51

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