Today is day 13 of FWICE worker strike and the deadlock has taken another ugly turn, is what IndianWikiMedia editorial team has learnt from sources.
Earlier in the week we reported about Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam and leaders of protesting body were detained by cops after they protested outside Amitabh Bachchan’s home demanding his support in the agitation.
Of course, later they were released and the protest continued. Now, the latest we have learnt is that one of the prominent arms of FWICE, of the total 21 craft bodies, Indian Film & Television Directors Association (IFTDA) has completely cut its association from the mother body i.e FWICE.
Confirming the news to us, Ashoke Pandit of IFTDA said, “Yes IFTDA de-affiliated because of lot of things was happening on a wrong note. Two people were deciding how a federation should move. First of all the entire sanctity and dignity of the fed has been compromised. They are trying to take political parties’ views who are not the real face of the fed. Day before they tried to take a demonstration to Mr. Bachchan’s house. This has become a circus now. Yesterday we had an Emergency Committee meeting where we decided that we do not want to be part of this nonsense. Demands are all fine but there is a proper way of doing things. Above all our industry was never attached to any political party till now. We have had our own identification. This is so disheartening. We are out now.”
Well, more trouble for the protesting body. IndianWikiMedia will soon come up with more updates.