A clash took place between two groups of students in Osmania University in Hyderabad over an event tonight, police said.
A group of students wanted to organise a 'Beef festival' in the university campus tonight, while another group opposed the event, they said.
"The festival was intended to make the point that upper caste diktats over food habits needed to be resisted, however another group of students opposed the idea on the ground that it is against Indian culture," a police official said.
As the rival group of students reached the spot to express their protest, a clash followed and the students indulged in stone-pelting and some vehicles were set on fire in the incident, police said.
Police lobbed teargas shells to disperse the students and bring the situation under control.