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PM visit to OU not linked with the Science Congress event’s postponement

PM visit to OU not linked with the Science Congress event’s postponement

Hyderabad: The Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) on Saturday postponed the 105th edition of Indian Science Congress event just before it was going to be conducted on January 3.

ISCA official sources maintained that the “postponement has no relation” with the Prime Minister’s visit to the event, that was scheduled at Osmania University in Hyderabad, reported TOI.

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However, there were also reports that the organisers were worried about students, who may demonstrate a protest against the prime minister.

ISCA’s clarification has come in the wake of some reports, which linked the postponement to security concerns at Osmania’s campus, that saw a protest after alleged suicide of a PG student.

Official sources said the host institution, “informed ISCA on 19 December 2017 that in view of certain issues in the campus,” they were not in a position to host the event and requested ISCA to alter the session to a later date.