Protests hit SRFTI campus

17 Oct 2017

The expulsion of fourteen girl students from the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI)for their refusal to vacate an old hostel and shift to a new accommodation triggered protests on the premiere institute's campus today. The students alleged that building a separate accommodation for girls was an act of moral policing. Refuting the allegations, SRFTI director Debamitra Mitra said the authorities had taken this decision to build a separate ladies hostel, upgrade curriculum and infrastructure at the institute after receiving an approval from the Union Information & Broadcasting Ministry in 2013. "Earlier, the boys and the girls had separate accommodation in the same block of n old hostel building. After receiving the Union I&B ministry's approval in 2013, we undertook the construction of a new building for the girls," she told newspersons today.