Protesting students of FTII seek talks with government

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New Delhi, Aug 05 (ANI): The protesting students of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) on Wednesday called upon the government to hold talks with them to address their grievances. The students have been on strike for more than 50 days demanding the removal of Gajendra Chauhan as chairman of FTII. The students have got support from various political parties and film fraternity who say Chauhan is unqualified for the top post. At a press conference in New Delhi, one of the students, Vikas Dhar, said the government should hold talks with them. Dhar questioned the government on the process of appointments of several committee heads. The FTII is an autonomous institute under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and aided in part by the central government. The key members of the institute are appointed by the ministry.

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