FTII midnight crackdown: Kejriwal offers temporary space to students

New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal expressed his shock over the midnight crackdown at the Pune’s Film Institute, FTII where five students were arrested, saying that, an internationally reputed institute was being systematically destroyed by government’s wrong decisions and offered to provide temporary space to the students here. “I am shocked to hear what is going on at FTII. An internationally reputed institute being systematically destroyed by govt’s wrong decisions,” Kejriwal tweeted. The Chief Minister also offered aid to the students of the institute saying that the Delhi government can offer them temporary space. “My offer to FTII students- Del govt can provide you temporary space in Delhi. Run your classes here till central govt agrees. If finally, central govt doesn’t agree, we’ll convert this place into full fledged institute n students can continue studying here only,” he added. In a midnight crackdown at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), 5 students were arrested by the police after the institute’s director, Prashant Pathrabe lodged a complaint against them for detaining him on campus on Monday.

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