Hyderabad Police said on Friday it will not permit any festivities on the Osmania University campus after student organisations planned “beef and other festivals”.
“In order to maintain peace and tranquillity on the campus, with regard to proposed festivities in the Osmania University campus in next eight days, it is decided not to permit celebration of any festivities on the campus by any students/organisations/groups,” deputy commissioner of police (East Zone) A Ravinder said.
The members of the student community and others are requested to cooperate in this regard, the DCP said, adding that all possible steps would be taken to maintain peace and tranquillity on the Osmania University campus.
Leftist students’ organisations had declared that they would hold a ‘beef festival’ on December 10 -- also the World Human Rights day -- at the campus. Another group had also announced plans to organise a ‘pork festival’ in the university on the same day, setting the stage for a confrontation.
BJP MLA Raja Singh had said he would stop the proposed ‘beef festival’ and had given a call for ‘Chalo University’ on that day even as OU authorities had earlier said that non-academic activities such as ‘beef festival’ and ‘gau (cow) puja’ will not be permitted.