About 25 students of Osmania University Students Joint Action committee staged a protest before Telangana JAC convener Kodandaram asking him to explain why they were not consulted before calling a Hyderabad bandh on August 8. A major section of OU-JAC had called for a Hyderabad Bandh with the support of TRS, TDP and BJP on August 8, in a discussion lead by Prof Kodandaram earlier on Wednesday.
The protesting students belonging to dalit and BC communities said that they were not consulted in an all party meeting that was held in the city before calling a bandh on August 8. The students gheraoed Kodandaram for about 30 minutes at Basheerbagh at around 8 pm on Wednesday.
The students said that in the meeting that was held in the city, only some section of Students' JAC affliated to TRS were called for discussion. "A large majority of the students of Osmania University campus and their representatives were left out of the discussion," said M Krishank, a student of the university. The students were also irked by the fact that ABVP which had never participated in OU-JAC agitations directly were calling in as an ally without consulting them. The students have also submitted a four page petition addressing the same concerns to Kodandaram.
Kodandaram later addressed the students and assured them that the Telangana JAC had been in consultations with student leaders since the very beginning of the agitation. The students were removed from the spot by police at around 8.30 pm.