Caught between maintaining law and order and allegations of excess use of force during pro-Telangana protests,the Hyderabad police is now appealing to parents and educational institutions to counsel students against indulging in violence.
Ahead of the proposed Assembly disruption on February 20 by the Telangana Students Joint Action Committee and Osmania University Joint Action Committee,the police held meetings with Osmania University faculty,college and educational institutions heads asking them to explain to students that any attempt to unlawfully enter the Assembly premises and disrupt proceedings to lead to a law and order situation. We are also appealing to parents to talk to their children and dissuade them from converging at the Assembly on Saturday for the proposed programme in view of the anticipated law and order and public order problems, Police Commissioner A K Khan said.
Prohibitory orders have been issued in the city and a 2000-strong contingent of police and paramilitary force would be deployed at the Assembly on Saturday. They believe the bandh call and Assembly march are aimed at provoking the police and starting clashes between different communities.