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One student injured by teargas canister Hyderabad: Despite the heavy presence of Rapid Action Force (RAF),...

One student injured by teargas canister

Hyderabad: Despite the heavy presence of Rapid Action Force (RAF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and the state police stationed at the entrance and all exits encircling the OU campus, the activists of the OU JAC and TSJAC made it clear that they were not going to sit quiet. They raised slogans, pelted stones, made several unsuccessful attempts to break the fortified barricades by keeping the cops on tenterhooks. They also targeted the police repeatedly with stones. All this happened at the entrance to the campus near the Shivam road.

Students started coming in batches from eight in the morning itself, asking the police to go back. When the police ignored their slogans to that effect, they started pelting stones over the barricades. Once in a while a policeman lobbed a tear-gas shell preventing the irate protesters, who either attempted to destroy the exploded shell, or tried to run away from it. The students came back with a few rubber-tyres, burn them and kick them in the direction of the barricades, as a revenge strategy for repaying the cops back.

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In the process a few of the protesters hit by tear-gas shells were rendered unconscious and left bleeding. Krishna, a student pursuing MA in Linguistics who was hit by a shell right on his face, was rushed to the University health center, where from the doctors referred him to Gandhi Hospital. Many students were injured in the incident while more than 50 were arrested at the campus by 5 PM, when the clashes between the police and the protesters ended.

Over 20 students sat in the middle of the road, demanding the police to release the arrested students. They also started singing a song 'Veerulara vandanam,' dedicating the moment to the 'Thousand martyrs' of current Telangana movement.

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A day of pitched battles

ou37.15 am: Residents nearby Osmania University take a morning walk 7.45 am: Police personnel seals NCC gate with barricades. 8.00 am: OUJAC releases plan to reach to Asssembly. 9.45 am: OUJAC takes out bike rally from Arts College to NCC gate. 10.00 am: JAC members' stages protest at NCC gate. 10.03 am: Student pelts stones on police personnel. 11.00 am: Situation remains the same. 11.40 am: Krishna Naik, member of OUJAC was shot with tear gas shell. 12.00 am: Krishna admitted in Gandhi hospital 12.15 am: Situation turns worse 12.30 am: Police personnel use tear gas and stunners to disperse mob 12.37 am: Dayakar, member of OUJAC falls prey to tear gas shell 12.40 am: Dayakar admitted to health care centre, OU 12.45 am: Dileep arrested at NCC gate 01.00 am: Situation remains violent 01.15 am: Dayakar speaks to media 01.20 am: Students burn water tank and tyres' 01.30 am: Policemen enter OU campus, disperses mob
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