Congress MPs from Telangana region on Thursday alleged that police entered the girls’ hostel of Osmania University in Hyderabad and molested some of the students. They appealed to Congress president Sonia Gandhi to direct the Andhra Pradesh Government to take action against those involved.
The MPs, who met here at the Andhra Bhawan, also dashed off a letter to Ms. Gandhi alleging that Andhra Pradesh police were “committing excesses against students in the Osmania and Kaktiya Universities”.
“Some 2,000 police personnel entered the University campus in Hyderabad on Monday and lathicharged the students who were protesting peacefully. The police dragged the students and beat them up. They even entered girls’ hostel and switched off the lights and molested some of them.”
“We strongly condemn these incidents,” Nizamabad MP Madhu Goud Yaskhi and Pedapalli MP G Vivekanand told reporters here.
Mr. Vivekanand said they have requested Ms. Gandhi to “direct the Chief Minister to transfer the police officials responsible for this repression and form a committee to monitor the situation and bring peace on the campus.”
“We wonder how women can be treated like this in a democracy and that too when the Home Minister of the state (Sabita Indira Reddy) is a woman. The girl students are not safe in the premises,” they alleged.