AISF, ABVP leaders arrested in Osmania University

Hyderabad, Feb 13 (IANS) Police on Saturday arrested leaders of students’ groups AISF and ABVP in Osmania University here for staging protests over the arrest of Jawaharlal Nehru Students Union president in a sedition case.

Condemning JNSU president Kanhaiya Kumar’s arrest, All Indian Students Federation (AISF) staged a protest at Arts College on the campus. They raised slogans demanding release of Kumar and burnt effigy of the central government.

Leaders of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) gathered at Arts College and raised an objection to the protest. The two groups nearly came to blows.

Osmania University police swung into action to control the situation. It arrested nine leaders of ABVP and four of ASIF as a precautionary measure.

A police officer said the situation on the campus was peaceful.

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