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Updated: January 3, 2010 14:46 IST

‘Telangana students prevented from attending convention’

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Students of Osmania Univeristy and their parents participate in a rally. The university campus has been the stage for protests, both pro and anti Telangana. File photo
THE HINDU Students of Osmania Univeristy and their parents participate in a rally. The university campus has been the stage for protests, both pro and anti Telangana. File photo

Student leaders in Osmania University today alleged that police were preventing students of Telangana region from reaching the city to attend the students’ convention scheduled to be held in the university campus this evening.

“Police were stopping the students at various places in Telangana from attending the ‘Vidyarthi Garjana’ (roar of the students) this evening,” a students’ leaders said.

“The High Court has given conditional permission for the meeting. We will abide by that. Police should not stop us from attending the meet,” they said.

The Andhra Pradesh High Court last evening gave conditional permission to Osmania University Students Joint Action Committee (JAC) to hold the meeting.

Earlier, the city police commissioner had denied permission for the same fearing law and order problem.

The court said the meeting should be held from 4 pm to 6.30 pm and should not be extended beyond and no rallies should be taken out. The court also set a condition that there should not be any provocative speeches and the students should cooperate with the police.

The students were asked to execute personal bonds that there would not be any law and order problem. However, the court said the police would act if there is law and order problem.

Elaborate arrangements are being made for the convention in the Osmania University campus with hoardings and banners, hailing those who ended their lives for the cause of separate Telangana, being put up at vantage points.

Police imposed heavy traffic restrictions on the roads leading to the University and have thrown around a tight security blanket at the venue.

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