All about Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Controversy :-

What is the FTII issue?

Students of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), the country’s premier film education centre, have gone on an indefinite strike since June 12 protesting the Information & Broadcast Ministry’s surprise appointment of television actor-turned-politician Gajendra Chauhan as Chairman of the institute.

Who is Gajendra Chauhan , Angha and Narendra pathak?

1. He is best known as Yudhishthira in the hugely popular Mahabharata TV series produced by B.R. Chopra and aired on Doordarshan between1988-90. Other than this, Mr. Chauhan has appeared in numerous television soaps, generally of inferior quality, and several ‘B’ grade Bollywood ventures.

Associated with the BJP for two decades, Mr. Chauhan formally joined the party in 2004. He extensively campaigned for the BJP in Haryana during the Lok Sabha elections last year. His appointment as FTII chief on June 10 sent ripples across the film fraternity, with many viewing it as an instance of political largesse.

2.       Anagha Ghaisas

Anagha Ghaisas, who has a strong RSS background, has made documentary films supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and about Ayodhya.

3.       Dr. Narendra Pathak

Dr. Pathak was the head of ABVP (a right inclined student wing), whose  members physically assaulted FTII students following a film screening and cultural program at the film archives, Pune.

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For more information , Read : ( Source – the hindu)

https://www.change.org/p/arun-jaitley-ministry-of-information-and-broadcasting-stop-the-political-assault-on-education-in-india-dissolve-the-film-and-television-institute-of-india-ftii-society-a1560f50-5d18-4036-8c1f-66ac89831c77

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/all-you-need-to-know-about-the-ftii-students-strike/article7318002.ece

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