The ‘chalo Osmania’ called by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) demanding the government to appoint Vice Chancellors, maintain its autonomy and increase the mess charges to Rs. 2,500 from the present Rs. 650, saw a huge gathering with students from neighbouring districts also joining in.
However, they were picked up by the police and shifted to Amberpet Police Station as Section 144 was in force in the area.
Addressing the gathering, Jamalpur Niranjan, ABVP state secretary, said the government was politicising the university atmosphere and is planning to appoint Chancellors above Vice Chancellors, and this would defeat the spirit of the varsities’ autonomy.
He demanded immediate withdrawal of the orders issued in this regard. He also wanted the government to release sufficient funds to celebrate the centenary of Osmania University next year.