Thursday, February 18, 2010


Paramilitary deployment at Osmania campus disturbing: Supreme Court

By R Rajagopalan

The Supreme Court on Thursday has questioned the presence of paramilitary forces
inside the Osmania University campus in Hyderabad. 

Apex  court  directed the Andhra Pradesh government to explain
by Friday under whose instructions the forces were stationed inside the
university campus. It was hearing an appeal from the state government
challenging a High Court order that the forces vacate the campus.

The Chief Justice of India said: "Deploying paramilitary force inside
the campus is disturbing"

The Andhra Pradesh government told the court that there was daily
violence inside the campus and the local police could not be deployed as
the sensitive Telangana issue was involved.

It also told the court that law-and-order was a state problem and if the
High Court wanted the forces to be out, then it (the high court) should
run the administration. 

The state government will now inform the court tomorrow on whose
directions these forces are stationed inside the campus.

Osmania University has been at the centre of the demand for a separate
Telangana state to be carved out from Andhra Pradesh. Since late
November last year, there have been frequent protests and flashpoints
near and at the University.

1 comment:

rgundapa said...

Let the Supreme Court decide whether the AP high Court has any right to order withdrawal of forces from Osmania University. The AP High Court made some stupid logic that if the VC has not asked for police, it is illegal for the police to enter Osmania University. I am raising this issue on international forums as well.