Hyderabad, Dec 27 : MCA and M-Ed students belonging to the colleges affiliated to the Osmania University on Monday staged a rally after boycotting the ongoing examinations, demanding lifting of police cases filed against them during the pro-Telangana agitations.
Some of the students also tore their hall-tickets, expressing their anger against the government for going ahead with the examinations.
Attendance at the examination centres was thin, with about 125 students taking the tests from the 340 candidates who were originally supposed to be present at the Wesley College in Secunderabad. Students at the Women’s College at Koti also followed the call given by the Telangana Students Joint Action Committee.
The protesting students lashed out against the government, saying that it was conducting the MCA examinations forcibly and at gunpoint.
The protesting students also vent their anger and OU Vice-Chancellor Tirupati Rao by raising slogans against him. Prof Tirupati Rao had earlier rejected calls for postponement of the examinations, and had said that they would go ahead as scheduled.
Reports coming in suggest that the TS-JAC boycott call was met with success across the Telangana region.
The state government had earlier in the day ordered the deployment of additional forces at the examination centers in sensitive areas to ward of any impromptu protest by the students and to maintain law and order, keeping in view the warned issued by the TS-JAC.