Protests broke out at three university campuses in Hyderabad on Monday against the attack on students of Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) by a masked mob.
The students of the Hyderabad Central University (HCU), Maulana Azad National Urdu University and Osmania University staged protests, condemning the JNU violence.
Mild tension prevailed on the campus of the Osmania University due to the protests by the Leftist student groups and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), blaming each other for the JNU violence.
The students affiliated with the People's Democratic Students Union (PDSU) and Students Federation of India (SFI) staged a protest in front of the Arts College on the Osmania University campus, condemning attacks in JNU and demanded action against the guilty.
The protesters raised slogans against the ABVP, holding it responsible for the attacks on the JNU students and teachers. They also set an effigy of the ABVP on fire.
Later, few ABVP members also staged a protest condemning what it called pre-planned violence by the Leftist groups. "The attacks were orchestrated by the goons belonging to the Left parties and they are trying to malign us," said a protestor.
The protesters, holding ABVP flags, also burnt an effigy of the Leftist groups. They were later dispersed by the police, who were keeping a close watch on the situation to prevent any untoward incident.
Students and faculty members of the Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) also took out a protest march, condemning the attacks on the JNU students and teachers and demanding action against the guilty.
"Family members of faculty also joined the protest march," a university official told IANS.
At the Hyderabad Central University (HCU) protests broke out late Sunday night. Raising slogans against the terror unleashed on the JNU campus, students marched through the campus. They demanded immediate arrest of the culprits.
The protesters blamed the ABVP and RSS for the attacks and targeted Delhi police for their inaction. "Policemen barged into the Jamia Millia Islamia to attack students and at the JNU they were mute spectators to the terror unleashed on hapless students and faculty members," said a student.
The SFI had also called for more protests on Monday evening, where a small crowd gathered inside the HCU campus and raised slogans.
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People also gathered at Darulshifa on Monday evening, to condemn the violence and demand action against the accused.
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People have come together at Darulshifa to condemn yesterday's violence at JNU and to protest against NPR, NRC and CAA.
Join in solidarity. #StandWithJNU #IndiaAgainstCAA_NPR_NRC pic.twitter.com/YzlckS7w40
Condemning the JNU attacks, a group of students also staged a candlelight protest late Sunday night at the Ambedkar statue at Tank Bund in the heart of Hyderabad.