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Bring out ‘half-naked' rally, wrestle with armed policemen trying to proceed towards Public Gardens

Forced submission: Armed police personnel dragging away a protesting student who was trying to proceed beyond the university crossroads at Kakatiya University, in Warangal on Sunday. –Photo: M. Murali
Forced submission: Armed police personnel dragging away a protesting student who was trying to proceed beyond the university crossroads at Kakatiya University, in Warangal on Sunday. –Photo: M. Murali

The students of Kakatiya University, agitating for separate Telangana, adopted innovative methods on Sunday to draw the attention of the public.

A group of students took out a ‘half naked' rally from university second gate to the crossroads.

They wrestled with the armed policemen trying to proceed towards the Public Gardens in Hanamkonda.

Injuries

Two students, P. Srinivasa and M. Damodar suffered sprains in the tussle. About 25 students were taken into custody and were later let off.

Meanwhile, another group of students led by K. Vasudeva Reddy, Veeraswamy, Sudhakar and others also staged a demonstration at the university crossroads and they also tried to proceed towards Public Gardens. They were also stopped from going ahead.

Donation

TDP leader Ch. Dharma Reddy donated Rs.5,000 to students who launched relay hunger strike to support them as the hostels were closed down.

Siege

The students lay siege on the TDP office at NGOs colony demanding the leaders to come out in the open in support of separate Telangana and submit their resignations. They wanted the TDP MLAs to join the agitation actively and burnt the effigy of Mr. N. Chandrababu Naidu.

The students also staged a demonstration at the residence of Congress MP S. Rajaiah.


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