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Kareemnagar: ABVP clash with Dalit students over burning of ‘Manusmriti’ at Satavahana varsity

Kareemnagar: ABVP clash with Dalit students over burning of ‘Manusmriti’ at Satavahana varsity

Tension prevailed on the campus of Satavahana University in Kareemnagar on Monday when the students belonging to ABVP alleged that the Dalit students had burned a portrait of ‘Bharat Mata’, in return the angry Dalits students burnt the copies of Manusmriti at the Mahatma Jyothiba Phule statue in front of the university main gate.

The students also raised slogans against right-wing organisations, which irked the ABVP activists.

ABVP and dalit students came face to face and hurled stones at each other. Meanwhile, BJP activists rushed to the University in support of the ABVP and stone pelting took place.

When the situation turned out of control, a huge contingent of police force rushed to the spot and dispersed the group and took them into custody .

Meanwhile, Karimnagar Police Commissioner Kamalasan Reddy today exhorted students not to spoil their future with needless confrontations.

Speaking on the occasion, Kamalasan Reddy said while the Left Wing and Dalit students set “Manu Dharma Shashtram” book afire, the ABVP students questioned their action leading to violent confrontation. However, no student was injured, he said, police were investigating the incident.