Over 300 students, who violated prohibitory orders and tried to march towards the State Assembly to disrupt the ongoing budget session in support of separate Telangana, were taken into preventive custody today.
As part of the call given by the Telangana Students Joint Action Committee and Osmania University Students Joint Action Committee to lay siege to the Assembly demanding resignation of elected representatives of the region, hundreds of students began a rally from Osmania University campus, but were stopped by police on Shivam Road near Vidyanagar.
Tension prevailed in the area when the processionists sat on the road raising slogans against the police and indulged in heated arguments with the cops.
Over 50 protesting students were taken into preventive custody for undertaking the rally. The situation is normal
now. The agitating students have returned to the Osmania University, East Zone DCP M C Laddha told PTI.
Some pro-Telangana activists threw stones on the car of Osmania University (OU) Vice-Chancellor T Tirupati Rao.
However, he was not in the vehicle, the senior police official said, adding window panes of the car were damaged.
In another incident, 150 students were taken into custody after they forced their way by breaking the barricades
at the Nizam College hostel near the Assembly.