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Osmania rocked by Free Zone Violence in SI Selections

Wed 17th Nov 2010 01:05 AM
Osmania rocked by Free Zone Violence in SI Selections
Osmania rocked by Free Zone Violence in SI Selections

Violence broke out in the Osmania University Campus after angry students pelted stones and set on fire one Road Transport Corporation buses during a rally to protest against the arrest of aspirants to the posts of Sub-Inspectors at the Director General of Police Office on Monday.

The students, under the aegis of the Osmania University Students Joint Action Committee (OUS JAC) took out a huge rally in Osmania University and demanded the release of police aspirants who had been arrested when they tried to barge inside the office of the Director General of Police.

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Raising slogans against police lathicharge and arrest of aspirants, who were ‘staging a peaceful agitation democratically,’ the JAC members demanded their release and also demanded that the police lift the cases filed against them. The JAC also demanded that the government register cases against the police officials who had rained lathi blows on the protestors.

The students also blamed the state government, saying that it responsible for the turn of event by acting in a high-handed manner.

The protestors demanded that the government make its stand clear on free zone issue and declare Hyderabad as no free zone.  They warned that they would not allow the government to conduct the written test for the recruitment tests for the posts of 1,200 Sub-Inspectorss until it makes stand clear on free zone issue.

The protestors further warned that if the governments fail to release the aspirants, it will have to face serious consequences.

Alleging that Home Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy has become a puppet in the hands of Seemandhra leaders, the students warned her to direct the police to refrain from acting in a high-handed manner with legitimate protestors.

Following the breaking out of violence in the campus, Ms Indra Reddy on Monday hastily called for a review meeting.

Meanwhile, an all-party delegation comprising of TDP leader Nagam Janardhan Reddy, TRS floor leader Etala Rajender and Damodar Reddy visited the Nampally police station, where the arrested aspirants are lodged and expressed solidarity with them.