Hyderabad: Tension, incidents of sporadic violence and large-scale arrests marred the rally of unemployed youth on Wednesday which was foiled by the police.
Tension prevailed in Osmania University and Nizam College campuses where some students clashed with the security forces after they were prevented from taking out the rally. Hundreds of TJAC activists took out a rally from OU Students Hostel at about 10 AM. However, the rally was stopped by the police at Law College.
Some students resorted to stone pelting at the police near NCC Gate. The wind-screen of a private car was also damaged near the Law College. Several OU students were taken into the custody by the police.
Police also foiled the attempt of Secunderabad PG Collge to take out a rally to Indira Park and took them into custody. Similarly scenes were witnessed at Nizam College where students boycotted the classes and made a vain bid to take out a rally.
Some stones pelted stones on the police personnel. A Sub-Inspector Srikanth suffered minor injuries in the incident.
The TJAC had originally proposed to take out a rally from Sundaraiyya Vignana Kendram in Baghlingampally to Indira Park. But it was not permitted by the police authorities.
On Wednesday morning, hundreds of activists of AISF and other students’ organisations gathered at Sundariyya Vignana Kendram. They were all taken into custody by the police due to violation of prohibitory orders. A woman activist attempted suicide by using her scraf as a noose.
But police personnel immediately swung into action and saved her.
Several activists of CPI (M) and other Left parties were arrested near RTC crossroads. They were all shifted to Goshamahal Stadium.
Many activists of TJAC, who were coming from various districts, were taken into custody before their entry into Hyderabad.
Nearly 200 police personnel were deployed at Indira Park to foil the TJAC’s rally.
TJAC Chairman Prof. M. Kodandaram was taken into preventive custody in the early hours of Wednesday. At about 4 AM on Wednesday, police personnel raided the residence of Kodandaram at Tarnaka and arrested him by breaking open his residence’s main door.
Nearly 30 other TJAC leaders were also arrested along with Kondandaram. While Kodandaram was kept at Kamatipura Police Station, others were shifted to Kanchanbagh and other police stations.
Many leaders including former MP M. Anjan Kumar Yadav was arrested when he went to Kamatipura PS to meet Kodandaram to express his solidarity.
The OU JAC has given a call for bandh for all educational institutions on Thursday in protest against the large scale arrests of students by the police. (INN)