SC fends off plea seeking judicial intervention into FTII conflict


By NewsGram Staff Writer

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday has rejected the plea seeking judicial intervention into the ongoing conflict at FTII (Film and Television Institute of India), Pune.

FTIIDespite being on the 88th day of the protest, the protesting students and faculty members upping their ante against the governent have refused to take back their call on the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as the chairperson of the institute.
According to a report in the Indian Express, the Pune Police issued a notice to a contract faculty member, Abhijit Das, who has been fasting since September 5, seeking a resolution of the situation pervading the campus.
The government and the students are still at loggerheads despite the resolution passed after the submission of the much awaited report of the SM Khan Committee to the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting early this week after prolonged talks with the students and the faculty members.
The students haven’t recieved any response yet despite sending a letter, asking for a second round of talks with the government.