Karimnagar tense after student unions clash

No student was injured in the clash.

Karimnagar: Tense situation prevailed in Karimnagar town and its surrounding areas after clashes between two student unions. Students pelted stones at each other in the Shathavahana University campus on the outskirts of the Karimnagar town on Monday. University registrar Komal Reddy declared the university closed and shut down the hostels. He asked students to vacate the hostels and postponed the ongoing examinations. No student was injured in the clash.

Police forces led by commissioner Mr V.B. Kamalasan Reddy rushed to the spot and dispersed the two groups and took the premises under their control. ABVP students in large numbers reached to the university alleging that the student union representing the Dalits, Bahujans and Left had burnt the copies of ‘Manusmruthi’ and a flexi of Bharatha Matha. The Bahujan students resisted the ABVP students and subsequently there was an altercation. The Dalit and Left unions refuted the allegations that they have burnt a Bharatha Matha flexi, saying they just burnt copies of Manusmurthi. Karimnagar police commissioner Mr V.B. Kamalasan Reddy appealed to students not to resort to violence and attack each other.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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