Kodand: Students are framed
OU Poster controversyA Hyderabad: Telangana JAC chairman Prof Kodandaram has smelt a rat behind the...
OU Poster controversyA Hyderabad: Telangana JAC chairman Prof Kodandaram has smelt a rat behind the posters controversy in Osmania University. Instead of probing the incident for initiating action against the guilty, the administration was deliberate in targeting the students, he lamented. Kodandaram was addressing the media after conclusion of a meeting organised by Nalgonda district JAC here on Saturday to discuss the preparations for the upcoming Sansad Yatra in New Delhi. Some 200 posters were found two days ago in several hostels and other places on the Osmania University campus appealing youths to join an "armed struggle" to achieve Telangana state. Giving a clean chit to the student community, Kodandaram observed that the posters found in the campus had nothing to do with the students. "It looks like the government is conspiring to sidetrack the separate state movement by these crackdown tactics", the TJAC chief alleged. He reminded that students were carrying out the separate state agitation in a peaceful manner for the last three-and-a-half years. Kodandaram felt that the role played by the students was a source of inspiration to the whole world. The TJAC chairman appealed to the government not to harass the university students by blaming them for the posters. Otherwise it would give the impression that the issue was being highlighted only to suppress the students who were taking active part in the movement, he charged. Kodandaram asserted that Sansad Yatra would make Telangana issue the focal point in national politics once again. TJAC would conduct this programme in a peaceful manner, he said, adding that key leaders of all regional parties would be invited to participate in it.
15 Oct 2019 1:30 PM GMT