CHENNAI: A group of students from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras have begun a two-day hunger strike expressing solidarity with the Tamil Nadu farmers who are currently staging protests in New Delhi.
The hunger strike began at 9 pm with about a dozen students on Saturday.
The protest is voluntary and several IITians are expected to take part in the event being organised inside the campus near Himalaya Lawn.
Sundar, a student leader, said the hunger strike is being carried out in support of Tamil Nadu farmers who have been protesting in the national capital for the past one-month demanding waiver of agricultural loans.
“Also, we are condemning the police crackdown on protesters who are opposing opening of TASMAC outlets in residential areas,” he said.