Students proceed to burn effigies

Students proceed to burn effigies
Hyderabad, July 07: Students are used to following routines and those at the Osmania University are no exceptions. The campus, which has become the nerve centre for the Telangana movement, however, follows a timetable of its own in times of agitations. A campus student’s routine basically revolves around a breakfast-college-lunch-library schedule but it has deviated a bit at OU. After breakfast OU students go through the newspapers to keep abreast of the developments on a separate Telangana. They then assemble in front of the Arts College and dissect the news and political developments.

Hyderabad, July 07: Students are used to following routines and those at the Osmania University are no exceptions. The campus, which has become the nerve centre for the Telangana movement, however, follows a timetable of its own in times of agitations. A campus student’s routine basically revolves around a breakfast-college-lunch-library schedule but it has deviated a bit at OU. After breakfast OU students go through the newspapers to keep abreast of the developments on a separate Telangana. They then assemble in front of the Arts College and dissect the news and political developments. By 10.30 am, almost everyone is there.

The students then proceed to burn effigies of some political figure and take out a rally shouting slogans. Amid drum rolls they either march towards the Osmania University Police Station or go towards the NCC Gate and clash with the security personnel waiting for them. Till 11 am they stage a protest demanding that the police to let them outside the campus to take out the rally. A brief scuffle ensues and the police resort to a mild lathi-charge. The agitators then rush back inside the campus and start pelting stones at the cops, who retaliate by lobbing tear gas shells and stun grenades.