KU students canned, call for bandh
Warangal, Jan 28 (INN): Police resorted to lathi-charge on protesting students of the Kakatiya University in the campus on Friday after the agitators refused to disperse and end their massive rally. The lathi-charge led to some students receiving minor injuries, further rousing the passions. The student leaders then called for a bandh on Saturday in protest against the high-handedness of the police.
The students had earlier taken out a massive rally, demanding introduction of Telangana bill in the Budget Session of Parliament. Post Graduate students of colleges affiliated to Kakatiya University participated in the rally and boycotted the PG exams.
Raising `Jai Telangana' slogans, the students boycotted the examinations at colleges located in all four districts under Kakatiya University. The students staged dharna in front of University Arts College and demanded that the Vice-Chancellor announce postponement of the examination until the Centre introduces a Telangana Bill in Parliament.
Tension prevailed on the university campus for some time and the students entered into heated argument with police at examination centres. Following the arguments the police lathi-charged the student The students tore the hall tickets.
Earlier, the varsity officials rescheduled the examinations three times and decided to conduct exams from Friday. The university officials said they were decided to conduct examinations for 25 PG courses, 2 diploma, including MBA, LLM, LLB courses. Over 22 thousand students were scheduled to appear for the examinations.
Even students in Telangana University in Nizamabad boycotted examinations and staging dharna at Administrative building demanding introduction of the Bill for a separate Telangana state in Parliament.
News Posted: 28 January, 2011
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