FTII Director warns students to terminate strike or face serious action

Students of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) broke out into protest against the appointment of TV actor Gajendra Chauhan who’s even recognized as the active BJP member. He has been recruited as the Chairman as the governing council. According to the protestors, Gajendra Chauhan lacks knowledge and is being appointed using political power. So, he is being asked to leave the position, as he is not the right person to hold the responsibility.

Students revealed to the authority that they would continue the protest until the resignation from Gajendra Chauhan. They even want to know the reason for such appointment of a person who is not all eligible for the post. D. J. Narain , FTTI director has revealed that all the students are welcome to participate in the dialogue session to explore the suitable solution for the controversy.

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In the meantime, students association took a decision to submit their representation about how quality gets affected with such issues that’s completely illegal. According to Student’s President Harishankar Nachiputhu, they would not think about a pause until the authority take the right decision regarding the appointment. Students also said that they are against such puppet Prime Minister who simply follows certain instructions. Such partisan appointment would hamper the standard of education for the institute that would be a barrier for the career of students studying here. So, it gives rise to a strong anarchy that’s difficult to manage in the recent times.

Warning for the FTII Students

Mr. Narain, FTII director has revealed that the agitating students would be rusticated and thus they should immediately come out of the situation. The letter to Nachimuthu even contains the strong words asking students to terminate the strike resuming the normal condition. Either they have to quit or they have to face actions that may threaten their career. Narain also divulged that “Yes the notice has been issued. I am hoping they take it seriously and end the strike immediately. I am hoping they will withdraw the strike in a day or so.”

According to one of the FTII’s faculty “There is a breakdown of communication between students and the government. I am in favor of resumption of dialogue between the government and students who are on the strike. There should not be any extreme action that will completely undermine the future of students.”

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