Osmania campus peaceful, police vigil continues

A \'beef festival\' organised by a group of students turned violent as another group objected to holding such a festival.

Published: 16th April 2012 09:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 07:33 PM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: A day after witnessing a clash between rival groups of students over organising a 'beef festival' in the campus, the Osmania University remained calm today even as police continued to keep strict vigil. The situation is normal in the university campus and the group of students opposed to

the 'beef festival' boycotted the classes today, a police official said.

A 'beef festival' organised by a group of students turned violent in the university campus yesterday as another group objected to holding such a festival.

While the organisers of the 'beef festival' described it as a reclamation of their cultural rights, the rival group said such an event was against Indian culture resulting in a clash.

Two vehicles including one belonging to media were damaged in the incident. The police lobbed teargas shells and resorted to baton charge to bring the situation under control.

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