FTII students call off 139-day strike, won’t talk with government

Pune: Students of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) have decided to call off their strike after a period of 139 days. The students were on a strike to protest the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as the chairman of FTII.

FTII strike

Indian Express reported that the students have decided to attend classes but said they will not engage in any talks with government officials.

“The success of our agitation lies in the fact that we took our concerns to common citizens. Filmmakers, artists and others should now take our battle ahead. They should take our genuine concerns forward,” a student representative said on Wednesday.

The government has not acceded to the students’ demands to remove Gajendra Chauhan from his position.