Fight to continue within Constitutional limits, say students

With posters calling for an armed struggle to Telangana statehood appearing at the Osmania University campus, several students of the OU Joint Action Committee (OUJAC) on Sunday staged a demonstration at the Ambedkar statue on Tank Bund, saying they fully believed in the Constitution and not in militant approaches.

Banners and posters proclaimed that they were ‘Ambedkarites’ and not Maoists; that they believe in the Indian Constitution and not in Maoism.

“Telangana would be achieved through agitations and not armed struggle,” they said.

OUJAC spokesperson M. Krishank said the students wanted to send a strong message that their fight would continue within Constitutional limits.

“There is no better occasion than Ambedkar Jayanti to reveal our thoughts,” he said.

The demonstration assumes significance as the police is on the lookout for those who put up posters in OU hostels urging them to take up an armed struggle to achieve Telangana.

Police believe that some OUJAC students are involved in the poster episode while the students’ body argues that police were “terrorising” students using the poster as a pretext.

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