New Delhi, Aug 19: Offering help to the agitated students of FTII, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that he was shocked to see the plight of the students and has offered temporary space to them to conduct their classes.
Kejriwal tweeted and said that till the time the Central government agrees to their demand, they can conduct classes in the Capital.
Am shocked to hear whats gng on at FTII. An internationally reputed institute being systematically destroyed by govt's wrong decisions(1/3)— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 19, 2015
My offer to FTII students- Del govt can provide u temp space in Del. Run ur classes here till central govt agrees(2/3)— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 19, 2015
If finally, central govt doesn't agree, we'll convert this place into full fledged institute n students can continue studying here only(3/3)— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 19, 2015
In case the Central government doesn't agree, the temporary space will be created into a full fledged institute and students can carry on their classes from here, Kejriwal added.
Kejriwal said that the government was destroying the reputation of a systematic institution.
Meanwhile,In a post-midnight swoop, Maharashtra Police arrested five students of FTII from the campus for rioting, damaging properties and other charges.
The arrests came after a group of striking students confined FTII Director Prashant Pathrabe and other staffers in his office for eight hours.