OU students, cops clash

Two newsmen were injured in the stonepelting at Osmania University here on Saturday, when more than 200 Telangana supporters tried to take out a rally from the campus,

Published: 08th September 2013 09:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th September 2013 10:04 AM   |  A+A-

Two newsmen were injured in the stonepelting at Osmania University here on Saturday, when more than 200 Telangana supporters tried to take out a rally from the campus, to protest against the ‘Save Andhra Pradesh’ meeting held at the Lal Bahadur (LB) stadium.

The police also took five protesters into custody during their clash with the students. The protests began at OU at about 10 a.m. when more than 100 students belonging to various student organisations tried to take out a rally on the campus.

The stone-pelting began when the police set up barricades and prevented the students from going out. The students responded by hurling stones at police personnel. However, few of them hit two media persons who sustained minor injuries. In retaliation, the police fired tear gas shells to disperse the students. With all the entrances blocked to OU, a platoon comprising of more than 50 Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel, apart from over 300 personnel of the state’s battalions were deployed in and around the university to quell the protests.

The protests went on for over three hours. All through the day, all business establishments, in and around the varsity remained shut. After almost four hours of shouting slogans and pelting stones, the students relented and went back to their rooms.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Also read:

APNGOs vow to intensify stir, threaten million march

Seemandhra employees, cops stoned by Telangana students

No use dragging bifurcation issue: Jayaprakash

Chandrababu Babu keen on playing key role at Centre

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Stay up to date on all the latest Andhra Pradesh news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp