Over 3,000 students including girls from various colleges, under Joint Action Committee banner, led by its convenor and youth leader Devineni Avinash staged 'rasta roko' near the Indira Gandhi municipal stadium in the city for over half-an-hour.
In the midst of mounting pressure from both pro and anti-Telangana leaders, the crucial Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting is scheduled this evening to take a final decision on the separate statehood issue.
The students' JAC asked the Union government not to concede the demand of bifurcating the state made by some political leaders for their "selfish motive" at the cost of crores of Telugu people, Avinash said.
They also demanded that the people's representatives from all political parties should resign from their posts as token protest against the proposed bifurcation. A number of public and private sector employees from various organisations, trade union leaders and some advocates also joined the rally to support the students.