Osmania University is a hotbed of Dalit politics. OU was a bastion of the upper caste middle classes in the 60s and 70s, but since the late 80s, the upper caste student population has drastically come down. After Mandal, the representation of SC/ST/OBCs has gone up to a majority in the university.
It is also in Osmania that Narakasura Jayanthi was observed last year, on Deepavali, and for the first time, a Beef Festival was successfully organized a few months ago. Now the students have started to question the so-called secular nature of the university.
[Please note, the conversations in the video are in Telugu]
Mr. Stalin and B.Salaiah, both students in OU, filed an RTI application with the Osmania University administration enquiring about the religious places sanctioned in the campus. The administration replied stating, that there are 15 Temples and 10 mosques in the University grounds. It also noted that no land was allotted to any religious places, expect to one mosque.