FTII students threaten hunger strike demanding Gajendra’s removal


Pune: With the FTII protests nearing nearly three months, the protesting students have threatened to go go on hunger strike if their demand of the removal of Gajendra Chauhan as the Chairman of the institute is not met by the central government.

‘FTTI Students Association (FSA) representative Vikas Urs said, “The students will be sitting on an indefinite hunger strike if our demands are not met by the government which has put us in this situation. There is no option left.”

He accused FTII Director Prashant Pathrabe of not “doing anything to resolve the crisis” and adapting “a manipulative mechanism” to malign the students.

The FSA, however, did not set any date to start the hunger strike. Meanwhile, the fast undertaken by a faculty member Abhijit Das of the Art Direction department of the institute seeking “immediate resolution” of the crisis entered its third day on Monday.