Total clampdown, major vigil at University of Hyderabad

Entry denied to media, activists; students call it a fortress.

Hyderabad: The University of Hyderabad resembled a fortress on Wednesday as the entire campus bristled with security to bar outsiders, including the media, from the university. The campus and the entrance were bristling with cops so that the prohibitory orders released on Wednesday morning by the university’s registrar prohibiting entry of “print and electronic media and political, social and student groups/individuals” was enforced.

While students were allowed to move in and out of the university, ATMs in the university were disabled and Internet remained disconnected for the second day. A student said, “The university has become like a camp. We were raising our voice and the administration, with support from government, has come down on us so heavily.”

The JAC for Social Justice spearheading protests in the university posted on their Facebook page: “Situation of terror on campus, large number of police force has gheraoed the veliwada and shopping complex (UoH). They are forcing people to evict the premises. Security increased at the entry gate, people are not being allowed to go in or out. Media has been blocked out, no Internet inside the campus! There is a possibility of the veliwada being destroyed and mass detention of students and faculty and brutal lathi charge again. The reign of terror!”

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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