Parents, activists clash over college reopening.

HYDERABAD : Amid increasing demand for exclusion of educational institutions in the ongoing Sakala Janula Samme, a group of parents and students staged a protest in front of a private junior college at Kukatpally demanding the management to begin classes keeping in view the future of the students.

Mild tension prevailed at the college as some pro-Telangana activists arrived there and picked up an argument with the protestors and said they would not allow the college to function.

A group of students and their parents reached NRI junior college in KPHB colony on Monday to demand the management to start classes but they found a board stating that the institution is closed due to the strike.

Educational institutions were scheduled to start classes from Monday after Dasara vacation but several of them chose to close in view of the strike.

The parents picked up an argument with the management saying the future of their children is at stake with the closure of colleges.

As the parents tried to force their way inside, a group of pro-T activists also reached there and an argument ensued between the two groups.

The T supporters said they would not allow colleges to function till the Centre makes an announcement in favour of Telangana.

“How can you force the colleges to start classes when the entire region is on the boil and more than 600 students have committed suicide for the cause,’’ the Telangana activists questioned the parents.

The latter, however, contended that their children would not be able to complete the syllabus with the frequent bandhs.

As tempers ran high, some persons said to be Telangana activists pelted stones at the college damaging glass panes.

Sensing trouble, police intervened and dispersed both the groups.

Telangana activists later held negotiations with the college management and the latter assured that they would not start classes till the situation improves.

No case has been registered by the police.

Source : Indian Express

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