GUNTUR: Acharya Nagarjuna University students showed resilience and are continuing their agitation peacefully demanding united Andhra Pradesh.
Students organised a street play on National Highway No.5 depicting a mock press conference of TRS president K. Chandrasekhara Rao and formed a human chain stopping the entire traffic for more than an hour, even while the Guntur police kept a close watch on entire proceedings.
The student took out a funeral procession of Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram’s effigy and burnt it on the NH-5.
District Collector B. Ramanjaneyulu and Superintendent of Police Shankha Brata Bagchi visited the university campus and complimented the students for agitating peacefully.
Police later removed all the students from the NH-5, who protested half-naked, and restored the normal traffic, though students resisted for some time.
University Vice-Chancellor Y.R. Haragopala Reddy and Rector K. Viyyanna Rao participated in a programme at the agitation venue at which a Compact Disc containing pro-United Andhra songs written by Telugu Department professor N.V. Krishna Rao were rendered.
The university remained closed on Wednesday also and entire teaching and non-teaching staff also cooperated with the students’ JAC.
A word of caution
The Superintendent of Police said that some radical elements were trying to infiltrate into their agitation on the ANU campus, which should be prohibited by the students by identifying any outsider trying to create trouble for them.