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Students to fast, In a move to intensify the protest against Telangana government’s decision to regularise contract workers, Osmania University (OU) students are planning to go on an indefinite fast if the government doesn’t roll back its decision.

Hyderabad: In a move to intensify the protest against Telangana government’s decision to regularise contract workers, Osmania University (OU) students are planning to go on an indefinite fast if the government doesn’t roll back its decision. The protest against regularising contract workers entered the sixth day at OU on Wednesday. The agitating students said that they would intensify the protest by boycotting classes and will go on an indefinite fast.

Students protesting at Osmania University on Wednesday. (right) Students burning a vernacular newspaper for their stand on the issue

“What is the need of upgrading the security system in the State with Rs 300 crore? K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) showered sops on everyone, but there is no respite to students. Students were the backbone of the Telangana movement and we participated in it as we thought we would get our share of jobs, but all went in vain,” said Manavath Roy, NSUI OU president.

The students demanded that contract workers recruited without following norms of the government shouldn’t be regularised. They also demanded for the constitution of Telangana Public Service Commission.

Students wondered how KCR granted one crore to tennis player Sania Mirza, as she did not participate in the movement nor did her family. Samajika Telangana Joint Action Committee (STJAC) said that even after achieving Telangana state, the campus is still under police control. “Is this a Bangaru Telangana?” questioned G Vinod, President, STJAC.

Students spearheaded the Telangana movement, instead of giving them the promised jobs, KCR is more worried about the employees and contract workers,” he added.

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