The protest banners held by two former FTII students at the recent International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa goes to show that their struggle is far from over. It was a prolonged battle that was debated to the core and got the attention from the whole country. 139 day strike was called off by the FTII students on 28th October after nearly five round of talks with Information and Broadcasting State Minister Rajyawardhan Rathod, but did not bring any outcomes favorable to the students. Students were only assured that ministry will think of their demands and that nothing can be forced on the ministry by the students.
The clashes between the two ruling parties in Maharashtra, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena have risen to another peak. This constant infighting between the two parties on who is the better claimant of the Hindutva bastion in the region has become a daily affair in Maharashtra these days.