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Students firm on holding ‘Vidyarthi Garjana’

Staff Reporter

Plan to move High Court for seeking permission for rally


They meet Home Minister and City Police Commissioner

Police feel that anti-social elements may create trouble on the day


HYDERABAD: Uncertainty is looming large on the proposed Vidyarthi Garjana on Sunday at Arts College in Osmania University with police denying permission and an equally determined students planning to move the High Court on Tuesday for consent.

Continuing their efforts to secure nod for the Garjana, a delegation of students’ JAC of Osmania University met Home Minister, Sabita Indra Reddy, in the morning.

However, the students decided to knock the doors of the High Court as the Minister did not respond positively.

A delegation of the JAC of political parties and people associations, led by its convenor and professor Kodanda Ram, too met City Police Commissioner B. Prasada Rao later in the evening.

However, Mr. Rao too reiterated the Government’s decision not to allow the meeting prompting the both the JACs to move the High Court.

Earlier, the students’ JAC leaders alleged that police deliberately kept their application on hold.

Delaying tactics

“They neither rejected the application nor gave permission but resorted to delaying tactics stating it was being examined,” Srikanth, a leader of the JAC, said.

He said that, however, Vidyarthi Garjana would be held ‘come what may’.

Thousands of students from the districts were eager to attend the meeting and efforts were on to mobilise them. Vidyarthi Garjana became a fresh issue for confrontation between the police and the students on the campus since the latter announced plans to organise it a week ago urging the Centre to introduce Bill for Telangana State in Parliament.

On the same day, police had categorically said it would not allow the meeting maintaining that anti-social elements would create trouble by mixing with the students.

It would be difficult for the students to identify and control the trouble-mongers, the police said.

To meet Rosaiah

Meanwhile, a delegation of JAC will meet Chief Minister K. Rosaiah requesting him to accord permission to the meeting.

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