FTII row: Cops break up stir outside I&B ministry

Students from FTII, Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Jamia Millia Islamia sitting on protest were removed after failing to seek permission for it, said police sources.

Written by Aranya Shankar | New Delhi | Published: September 16, 2015 1:03 am
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Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) students sitting on a symbolic hunger strike outside Shastri Bhawan Tuesday, against BJP member Gajendra Chauhan’s appointment as the institute’s chairman, were joined by students from the capital.

Police removed the protesters from the pavement outside Shastri Bhawan, which houses the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, and detained some of them.

Students from FTII, Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Jamia Millia Islamia sitting on protest were removed after failing to seek permission for it, said police sources.

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“You have only two options, either move to Jantar Mantar for your protest or be prepared to get detained. There is no third option,” an officer told the students before they were picked up and thrust inside a bus.

Kislay, an FTII student, said, “We were sitting peacefully. There was no obstruction of traffic and no violence. We were still detained in an undemocratic manner.” (with PTI inputs)

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