Hyderabad: Following the attack on students and staff by unidentified persons inside the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus in New Delhi, several students from various colleges took out a rally here on Monday condemning the attack.
Students and some activists staged a dharna at Ambedkar statue on Tank Bund in the wee hours of Monday. Students from the Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) took out rally on the campus raising slogans against the attack. Around two hundred teaching, non-teaching staff and students led a procession from the footsteps of Directorate of Distance Education to the main gate of the university. Holding a variety of placards in their hands, they raised slogans of save students and teachers, save university etc. The procession started around noon and ended at 1.30 pm.
Speaking on the occasion, faculty members Prof Mohd Fariyad and Prof. Shahida expressed their anguish and pain over the developments in universities. It was a matter of deep concern for all students and teachers, especially, for females who are not even secured in university campuses now, they said. A rally was also taken out by students of the Hyderabad Central University condemning the attack in JNU. Protests were also carried out on the Osmania University campus against the attack with the protestors burning the effigy of the ABVP alleging its involvement in the brutal attack.
More than 20 students and staff were injured on Sunday when a group of unidentified persons barged into the JNU campus armed with iron rods and other weapons and attacked the residents of the hostel on the campus.