Chennai Police questions 3 professors in Fatheema Latheef Case,Students called off hunger strike
Chennai Police has questioned three professors in connection with the suicide of Fathima Latheef a woman student at the IIT-Madras. The two students who began a hunger strike on Monday over the suicide have called off their strike.
The students have called off their hunger strike on Tuesday after the institute agreed to look into their demands.
In an email to Chinta Bar, an independent student body, the dean of students has accepted to constitute an external panel to examine the mental wellbeing of students within the next four months besides constituting a grievance redressal cell for each department at IIT-Madras.
On Monday morning, Azhar Moideen and Justin Joseph, students of the humanities department began their protest near the main entrance of the institute. The students demanded the institute sets up a panel of external experts comprising psychologists, mental health experts, educationalists and faculty of IIT-M to examine the mental wellbeing of the students and an internal inquiry to probe the allegations raised by parents of Fathima.
On Day 2 of the hunger strike, the Student Legislative Council and the General Student Body have received assurances from the @iitmadras administration regarding 2 of the 3 demands we had raised with the director. pic.twitter.com/iF7ACDeoXG— ChintaBAR (@ChintaBAR) November 19, 2019