Protest against YSRC flags that had been put up on the campus
Tension prevailed at the residence of YSR Congress leader Konda Surekha when a group of students clashed with the police on duty there.
Scores of students from Kakatiya University campus – members of students Joint Action Committee and TRS students’ wing took out a rally from the campus and reached Ms. Surekha’s residence to stage a demonstration shouting slogans against her.
Earlier in the day, the students found YSR Congress flags that had come up all over the campus overnight.
The students gathered in good numbers and went on pulling them down. They took out a rally to the university crossroads to stage a ‘rasta roko’.
Kakatiya University JAC chairman S. Rajesh said he along with TRS students wing leader K. Vasudeva Reddy and others were arrested by the police. Enraged at the action of the police, students came out of the classes and hostels and proceeded towards the residence of Ms. Surekha.
The police tried to prevail over them, but in vain. The unrelenting students reached the residence and staged a demonstration. Some of them tried to barge into the residence of Ms. Surekha when the police had to use mild force. Several student activists were chased away and some were taken into custody.
Some of the YSR Congress activists too got into brawl with the student activists and both the groups came to blows. They were shifted to the Subedari police station and later let off.
Mr. Rajesh told The Hindu that they would not allow any party to put up flags on the campus until December 28 all-party meeting. “Some parties are against separate Telangana. We will welcome any party that talks in favour of Telangana at the meeting. Until then, no party should try to bulldoze its way,” he said.
Students take out a rally to the university crossroads and stage a ‘rasta roko’ They go towards the YSRC leader’s residence after KUJAC leader was arrested by police
Students take out a rally to the university crossroads and stage a ‘rasta roko’
They go towards the YSRC leader’s residence after KUJAC leader was arrested by police