Protest by pro-Telangana activists continues

PTI Hyderabad | Updated on March 12, 2018

A group of pro-Telangana students forced their way into the chamber of Vice-Chancellor of Kakatiya University in Warangal and threatened to set themselves on fire if police intervened even as the protests at Indira Park here continued for the second day today.

Police said that the Vice-Chancellor was not in the chamber. A demonstration was also staged here outside the Nizam College hostel.

Meanwhile, the 36-hour ‘Samara Deeksha’ protest by the pro-Telangana activists at Indira Park here continued for the second day today.

Osmania University Joint Action Committee had planned to take out a protest march today from Indira Park to Gun Park in support of the Samara Deeksha agitation of the Telangana Joint Action Committee but the police foiled the plan.

Students of OUJAC and other organisations removed the barricades near the protest venue and tried to march towards Gun Park after arguing with the police.

Security forces, deployed in large numbers, pushed them back. Some protesters were also taken into custody.

Samara Deeksha protest had started yesterday afternoon under the aegis of TJAC at Indira Park to step up the pressure on the Centre to announce a separate Telangana state.

Hitting out at the ruling Congress for not accepting the separate statehood demand so far, TJAC Chairman M. Kodandaram said the future plan of action would aim to increase the pressure on the Congress leaders.

Published on January 28, 2013

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