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Students skip meals, form human chain

mumbai Updated: Aug 18, 2011 01:24 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay

Kedar Joshi has not eaten a morsel since Tuesday morning. The final year masters student at the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) wants his hunger to serve as a reminder for corruption.

“Every time I feel a hunger pang I think about corruption,” said Joshi. He is one of the 35 students on campus who are fasting to support the anti-corruption movement. About 300 other IITians skipped a meal while 5,000 students came together to form a human chain, including the international students on campus.

Students of National College in Bandra held a rally from their college to Bandra station. “We carried a banner stating India Against Corruption and got everyone on the streets to sign it and pledge their support,” said Jiya Jaisingh, a student from National College. “Many students may not know what the Bill is about but they know what corruption is and are united in their fight against it.”

Students from the social communications media department of Sophia Polytechnic marched to Azad Maidan. “I didn’t know the details of the lokpal bill but I went to Azad Maidan to support the anti-corruption movement. I am hoping the government comes up with laws that help citizens,” said Trisha Paralkar, a student.