Post 2015 protests by students at FTII after Gajendra Chauhan was appointed as its chairman by the Union government, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry had dropped the ‘student films section’ from the itinerary.
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On Monday evening, the FTII students’ body sent a letter to the secretary, I&B, and joint secretary (films), alleging that the institute’s administration was trying to intimidate the protesting students.
Indie Comix Fest was conceptualised by Chaitanya Modak, Bharath Murthy and Aniceto Pereira and first organised in Mumbai in 2017. It later branched out to six more cities — Pune, Delhi, Goa, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Kochi — and has already had two rounds of events this year.
In a four-page complaint letter sent to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, the 2016-batch student has said her harassment started after she testified against a faculty member who was accused of sexual harassment by three women students in September last year.