- Cops foil candlelight march against Delhi riots
Hyderabad: Students Union of Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) has called for a lockdown on Wednesday in solidarity with the students of Delhi and Aligarh, even as Hyderabad police foiled a proposed candlelight protest against Delhi violence.
The Union has asked students to boycott classes, internals as well as the term papers. Umar Farooq, President of MANU Students Union told NewsMeter that they have called for a one day university bandh against attacks in Delhi.
“We are also consulting Students Union of Osmania University and Hyderabad Central University. They are also expected to join the protests,” Umar Farooq, President of MANU Students Union, told NewsMeter,
Earlier the MANUU students had organized a march in the campus to protest against the Delhi attack.
Students from Osmania University and Hyderabad Central University (HCU) had also conducted protest gatherings against the Delhi attack.
HCU students union also issued a statement expressing solidarity with the Delhi protest. The statement condemned Delhi police action and attack on anti-CAA, NRC, NPR protests.
Protests were also held in areas including Toli Chowki, Yakutpura, King Koti, and Seven Tombs Road.
— Ayesha Minhaz (@ayesha_minhaz) February 25, 2020
Meanwhile, Hyderabad police foiled a proposed candlelight protest against Delhi violence at Necklace road. Large number of police force was deployed in the area since evening.
Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar has urged the citizens to remain alert against any mischief mongers who may try to take undue advantage of the disturbing news coming from Delhi.
“Our Patrol cars and Bike patrols are your closest friend. Don’t allow rumor mongering. Take pride in our beautiful city Hyderabad,” he said.
Appeal to all citizens of Hyd. We have to remain alert and united to see that no mischief maker tries to take advantage of the disturbing news from Delhi. Our Patrol cars and Bike patrols are your closest friend. Don't allow rumor mongering. Take pride in our beautiful city Hyd.
— Anjani Kumar, IPS (@CPHydCity) February 25, 2020
Kumar urged the national media to desist from showing disturbing visuals of Delhi riots. “It disturbs the mind of common peace loving people. These are testing times for all of us and we all have to work together and ensure that mischief makers do not take advantage,” he said.