Hyderabad: The Cyberabad Police on Saturday booked a minimum of 14 students of University of Hyderabad (UoH) for participating in an anti- CAA rally from UoH to Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) on February 21 this year.
Students a part of the protest, received a notice from the Telangana police saying that they’ll be arrested without a warrant if necessary in reference to an FIR that had been filed against them. The complaint said that students of Hyderabad Central University (HCU) were illegally gathered at MANUU campus and conducted a rally showing placards, slogans against the central government, and gave lectures being deemed as provocative and intended to interrupt tranquillity at the university. The complaint further states that the rally was conducted without permission from either MANUU University authority or from the police.
The FIR invokes Indian legal code Sections 143 (unlawful assembly) and 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) read with Section 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention).
Students calling it a witch hunt by the Telangana Police have argued that it had been only a 100-metre march to MANUU from HCU, and was very peaceful. they assert that slogans were raised, but to not violate anybody’s feelings. “The Telangana police have also stooped to an equivalent level because the Delhi Police wherein they aim and hunt students who engage politically and lift inquiries to the state”, said a handout by the scholar Union body of the university.