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In Spite of tight security in OU campus some arrested in eating beef

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Hyderabad, Dec 10 (The News)

Police arrested Bharatiya Janata Party legislator Raja Singh in Dhoolpet area and dozens of students and activists of different groups to prevent any untoward incident.Women activists of Gau Raksha Dal were also arrested when they tried to enter the campus.

Tension prevailed at Osmania University on Thursday as police sealed the campus to prevent beef festival planned by some student groups and the pork festival and cow worship by

heir rivals.Several students were picked up during the searches conducted in and around the campus since Wednesday night.

The campus was out of bounds for outsiders as the university authorities and police have refused to give permission to conduct any festival. The security measures were further tightened after City Civil Court declined to give permission for beef festival. The lower court’s orders were upheld by Hyderabad High Court on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, a Hindu religious leader along with some BJP leaders and his followers participated in ‘Gau Raksha Diwas’ at Lower Tank Bund, some five km from the university.Swami Paripoornanda Saraswati condemned the attempts to hold beef festival.

Defying court orders and a heavy police bandobust against the beef festival, some student groups on Thursday conducted the event on the Osmania University campus. Prof. PL Vishweshwara Rao and some other faculty members of OU who supported the beef festival were arrested by th

he police.

The pictures of students eating beef were released by some unidentified sources and the police immediately swooped on the hostels and tensions on the campus were mounting every minute.

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