A day after the meeting of Seemandhra leaders raised tempers in the city, student leaders of Samaikhyandhra Joint Action Committee (JAC) created a flutter here on Friday by staging a protest in Public Gardens against the state’s bifurcation.
The student leaders were in the city to seek permission from police authorities to hold a public meeting in the city on Monday to garner support for a unified Andhra Pradesh.
They met city police commissioner Anurag Sharma in this regard. Nearly 25 student leaders from 14 Universities of Rayalaseema and Andhra descended on the Public Gardens and started raising slogans in favour of a unified AP and said they would not allow division of the state.
Soon after, Saifabad police reached the spot and shifted them to police station. They were later let off. Meanwhile, police said they were yet to take a decision in granting them permission for the meeting.
“Holding the meeting is sure to flare tempers in the city. The situation is already volatile and giving them permission is not advisable,” a police officer said.
The situation is already tense with the Congress Seemandhra leaders holding a meeting in the city against the bifurcation of the state on Thursday. The Telangana protagonists staged protests and tried to disrupt the meeting.
A similar situation during a public meeting would create serious law and order problems, the officer said.