OU turns into a battleground again

Police fired tear gas shells at students, who were demonstrating for the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh in Hyderabad on Monday.

Students from Osmania University clashed with police and pelted stones at them. Students were trying to lead a protest march to the Andhra Pradesh state assembly, but were prevented from doing so by the police.

“As a student community, we will take it to the forefront, and we will not rest till the Telangana Bill is sent away from Andhra Pradesh to parliament,” said student leader of Osmania University M. Krishank.

Photo: Osmania University students run for cover as police fired tear gas shells

President Pranab Mukherjee, on the advice of the government, had sent the bill, which provides for creation of Telangana by bifurcating Andhra Pradesh, to the state Assembly for approval.

The demonstrators alleged that Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy was trying to stop the bill, as he was against it.

“Kiran Kumar Reddy is trying to stop this Telangana Bill here. We are warning Kiran Kumar Reddy that he doesn’t have any moral right to be the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh. He should step down,” Krishank added.



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