Sec 144 imposed in UoH, students cry foul

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  6 Aug 2019 1:08 PM GMT
Sec 144 imposed in UoH, students cry foul

By Jella Harsha Sai for NewsMeter Network

Hyderabad : The administration of the University of Hyderabad (UoH) on Tuesday issued an order stating that the commissioner of police, Cyberabad has imposed Section 144 (prohibiting the assembly of five or more persons) in the university premises. On August 5, the Cyberabad police commissioner’s office issued the orders imposing Section 144 in the Cyberabad limits.
After the announcement on the revoking of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, UoH student organisations including ASA, SFI, AISA and DSU had called for a combined protest on Monday to condemn the bold and unprecedent step taken by the Narendra Modi government. The students had planned to burn the effigy of home minister Amit Shah who presented the order. However, the plans of the student groups who had gathered at the south shopping Complex in the university premises was thwarted. A large contingent of police and paramilitary forces reached the spot and asked the students to disperse.
Talking to the News Meter team, president of the Ambedkar Students Association Simon said, “There were 150 students who had come together to condemn the way the proceeding on Article 370 took place in the Parliament. Though as organisations we have different opinions on Article 370 being revoked, we together condemn the way the proceedings took place and find it atrocious.”
Kashmiri students on campus refused to comment on the situation in J&K. These students have been unable to contact their families and are worried.

Meanwhile, as a precautionary step, the ministry of home affairs has sent instructions to security forces and law enforcement agencies to put the states and Union Territories on maximum alert to prevent breach of security.

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