Educational institutions remained closed, as students boycotted classes on Thursday, in response to a call for a bandh by the Osmania University Students’ Joint Action Committee to protest the suicide of Santosh Kumar on the OU campus.

Students took out rallies here and in Miryalaguda, Bhongir, Suryapet and Damarcharla, criticising the Telangana Ministers for failing to exert pressure on the Central government to concede the demand for statehood. They said if the Ministers resigned, the Centre would be forced to give in to the people’s demand. Members of the Telangana Lawyers’ Forum and district unit of the Teachers’ Joint Action Committee too paid tributes to Santosh Kumar.