Hyderabad: The masse indefinite hunger strike by the students of Osmania University, aimed to build pressure on the Centre to delete the controversial Clause 14 F from the Presidential Orders of 1975 and for the introduction of a separate Telangana Bill in Parliament entered its third day on Wednesday.
The hunger stir, launched by the students in response to a call by the OU Students Joint Action Committee, continued despite the attempts of the police to thwart it by preventative arrests and appeals from pro-Telangana leaders like Telangana Rashtra Samithi president K Chandrasekhar Rao.
KCR had urged the students to call off their fast, saying that their lives were precious and the separate statehood agitation was launched for their bright future.
However, the fasting students made it clear they would not withdraw their stir till Telangana is announced by the Centre. OUS JAC leaders however welcomed KCR’s appeal and said that “there is no question of withdrawing our fast till Telangana is announced.”
Meanwhile, some students of the Kakatiya University too continued their mass hunger fast in that university campus as part of their agitation for separate Telangana state.(INN)