FTII students call off send craving strike after supervision fixes date for talks

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Pune: The agitating Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) students on Sunday called off their 18-day-old “hunger strike” in response to a government’s communication mouth-watering them for a discourse to solve their final during a assembly slated for Sep 29 in Mumbai.

Ranjit Nair, a deputy of a FTII Students’ Association (FSA), that is protesting opposite appointment of actor Gajendra Chauhan as FTII Chairman, pronounced a “hunger strike” is being called off to promote talks with a government.

A criticism during FTII. Image: Naresh Sharma/FirstpostA criticism during FTII. Image: Naresh Sharma/Firstpost

A criticism during FTII. Image: Naresh Sharma/Firstpost

The students had on Saturday pronounced they were prepared to repel their craving strike to pave a approach for a discourse if a Information and Broadcasting Ministry reliable a date and venue for talks.

“The Information and Broadcasting Ministry Joint Secretary has replied to a minute (sent on Saturday saying that they were prepared to repel craving strike if a method bound a date for a dialogue) and a assembly has been bound on Sep 29 during Films Division in Mumbai,” he said.

Nair, however, simplified that nonetheless a send craving strike undertaken by a students in batches of 3 was being withdrawn, a ubiquitous strike, that started on Jun 12 with a protest of classes, will continue compartment a issues lifted by them are resolved during a due talks.

A three-member commission of a FSA will take partial in a talks with a method officials in Mumbai, he added.

The FSA, corroborated by some film personalities and alumni, has questioned a certification of Chauhan, best famous for his description of Yudhishthir in renouned TV array Mahabharat, to conduct a city-based premier film training school.

The students are perfectionist his dismissal as Chairman of a government-run hospital along with some other members from a FTII Society.