Osmania University turned volatile again on Sunday evening. The trouble started when at around 6 pm, OU Joint Action Committee (JAC) wanted to take out a rally with hundreds of students demanding public representatives to quit their posts. The police objected to the rally in view of the imposition of section 144.
With police refusing to allow the students to take out the rally, the agitating students reportedly set fire to tents of police and paramilitary personnel near Arts College and a lathi-charge ensued. Police fired teargas shells, rubber bullets, snapped power to some hostels, broke streetlights and tried every trick in the book to quell the agitators, but the students fought pitched battles.
Meanwhile, policemen sealed off all entry/exit points to the campus with barbed wires. When hundreds of residents of Manikeswari Nagar tried to march to OU campus to assist the injured students, they were chased away by the cane-wielding policemen.