IIT Madras students go on hunger strike in support of protesting Tamil Nadu farmers

The protest is voluntary and several IITians are expected to take part in the event being organised inside the campus near Himalaya Lawn.

Published: 15th April 2017 12:33 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th April 2017 12:33 PM   |  A+A-

IIT Madras (File Photo)

By Express News Service

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.

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