On Twitter, Bollywood Celebs Condemn Arrest of FTII Students

  | August 19, 2015 14:50 IST (Mumbai)

Rajat Kapoor and Shekhar Kapur have condemned the arrest of the students on Twitter.

Since the past 71 days, students of FTII have been protesting against the appointment of BJP member and TV actor Gajendra Chauhan as the chairman of FTII

Bollywood celebrities including Shekhar Kapur, Rajat Kapoor, Hansal Mehta and Resul Pookutty criticised the arrest of five students of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) from its campus on charges of rioting.
On August 17, a group of students surrounded the institute director, Prashant Pathrabe, after which they were arrested. They protested against "irrational and unjustified" assessment of the incomplete diploma projects.
Acting on a complaint filed by Mr Pathrabe, the police lodged an FIR against 15 students. Out of them, five were arrested on charges of rioting under Section 353 of the IPC, police officials said.
This is what the celebrities wrote on Twitter:

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