पुणे के एफटीआईआई में छात्रों के ऊपर हुए बर्बर पुलिस दमन के विरोध में आज मुम्बई विश्वविद्यालय परिसर के मेन गेट पर यूनिवर्सिटी कम्युनिटी फॉर डेमोक्रेसी एण्ड इक्वॉलिटी (UCDE) द्वारा ज़ोरदार प्रदर्शन किया गया। गौरतलब है कि 7 जनवरी को एफटीआईआई में गजेन्द्र चौहान की नियुक्ति का विरोध कर रहे छात्र-छात्राओं के साथ पुलिस ने मारपीट की थी व लगभग 40 छात्रों को गिरफ्तार … Continue reading एफटीआईआई छात्रों के ऊपर पुलिस दमन के विरोध में मुम्बई विश्वविद्यालय में UCDE द्वारा ज़ोरदार प्रदर्शन
A protest demonstration was organized today under the banner of UCDE at main gate of Kalina campus, MU against the brutal police lathicharge and arrest of 40 FTII students. On 7 January the students of FTII had organized a protest at the main gate against what they called “the autocratic attitude of the government in foisting people with shady credentials on posts of vital importance”. … Continue reading Mumbai University Students show solidarity with FTII student protest
Film and Television students of India have kept the social networking sites abuzz today. Photographs have been posted by seasoned directors, editors, cinematographers, old and present students. The FTII Society members gifted us Police Lathis on their first day. Film? Television? More like Police and Autocracy Institute of India. Ahead of the FTII Society meeting today, which was due to be attended by the controversial … Continue reading FTII students are back with their protest
Chaos in FTII Gajendra Chauhan assumes office as the Chairman of FTII. Chauhan chairs his first FTII Society meeting. FTII Society nominates Rajkumar Hirani and 5 others to the Governing Council. Chauhan’s appointment has witnessed strong protests from students. Students continue to stand outside the campus and shout slogans. More than 20 students detained and several manhandled by cops. Jan 07 2016 12:44 Jan 07 … Continue reading FTII Society Nominates Rajkumar Hirani to Governing Council
I was detained at the film festival in Goa for wearing an FTII T-shirt. This was chairman Gajendra Chauhan’s moment to build bridges. Will he allow his students to be treated like this?
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What prompted you, and the other filmmakers, to return your National Awards? We were hoping that someone would hear us, see the logic of the students’ protest, and then act on it constructively. Why did you take so long to join the agitation? If it (the act of returning the awards) was done earlier, someone would have said, “Why now?” Just like someone could say, … Continue reading Make FTII free of political influence, says Dibakar Banerjee