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IMAGES: Battle for Telangana resumes at Osmania

Last updated on: January 7, 2011 16:51 IST

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Groups of students supporting the demand for a separate state of Telangana clashed with police at Osmania University campus for the second day on Friday.

Following the Telangana bandh call given by the Telangana Students Joint Action Committee, the protesting students tried to hold a rally at the varsity campus and hurled stones when the police stopped them, a police officer said.

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Image: Pro-Telangana students of Osmania university hurl stones at security forces in Hyderabad on Friday
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Police had to lob teargas shells to disperse the agitated students, he said.

Students had clashed with police at the varsity campus on Thursday too, after the report of the Justice Srikrishna Committee on Telangana issue was made public.


Image: A policeman lobs tear gas shells to disperse protestors at the university campus in Hyderabad on Friday
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Meanwhile, pro-Telangana activists on Friday held huge rallies and formed human chains in Karimnagar, Adilabad, Warangal, Nalgonda, Medak and Nizambad districts of Telangana region and burnt copies of the committee report.

Image: Telangana Students Joint Action Committee members protest at Osmania campus on Friday
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Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police K Aravinda Rao on Friday said that some miscreants were trying to create tension by circulating SMSes in bulk claiming that police fired on students at Osmania University.

Image: Policemen clash with protesting students at the campus on Friday
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"Only tear-gas shells were fired when a mob of protesters pelted stones injuring 24 personnel including an Additional DCP. No firing took place," Rao told mediapersons after a meeting with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy at the secretariat in Hyderabad on Friday afternoon.

Image: Security forces try to close the main entrance gate of the Osmania varsity
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The DGP said that only small-intensity pellet-shooting guns were being used to disperse mobs and lethal weapons like .303 Rifle and Self-Loading Rifle were not being used.

"Some tension is certainly prevailing on the Osmania University campus. But our effort is to ensure that it does not escalate," the DGP added.


Image: Pro-Telangana protestors burn a bus in Hyderabad on Friday
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He said only personnel of the Andhra Pradesh Special Police were now deployed on the university campus.

The police chief said six cases were registered in Hyderabad city in connection with burning of three state road transport buses on Thursday and the stone pelting incidents.


Image: Pro-Telangana students try to break through a barbed wire at the university gate on
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In all 12 persons were arrested in Hyderabad and other parts of the state in connection with the sporadic violence that broke out after the Srikrishna Committee report was made public.

The SMSes doing rounds in bulk claimed that police on Thursday opened fire on students, and several of them were injured. 


Image: A policeman lobs a tear gas shell near Osmania campus on Friday
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