At least 20 students were hit by batons or lathis as they protested today ahead of Gajendra Chauhan's arrival, some of them were detained by the police. "Go back, go back" chanted some as Mr Chauhan entered the school, where he will spend the day holding meetings with officials
FTII Students' Association president Harishankar Nachimuthu said: "Gajendra Chauhan is coming, that is confirmed, but we have not got any official intimation. There will be protests obviously, but we have not decided other things. There will be some protest at the campus on Thursday"
"Looking at the ministry's unrelenting approach and the amount of our valuable time spent, we have decided to end the strike and resume classes. However, our voices will not shut, but grow louder. The protests shall continue democratically and in the peaceful manner as they have," she an FTII student
FTII students have been protesting against the appointment of BJP member and actor Gajendra Chauhan as the chairman of the institution. They said that Mr Chauhan lacked credentials for the post of the chairman and that his appointment was politically-motivated. On September 12, the students' strike completed 93 days