Around 40 students of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras went on a two-day hunger strike to support the farmers from Tamil Nadu who are protesting in New Delhi. The students from different courses came together at the Himalaya Hostel lawns on Saturday morning, April 15, and started their hunger strike. 

 

The protest is voluntary, and students from different states joined the students from Tamil Nadu in solidarity, a leading daily reported. 

 

Tamil Nadu farmers are protesting at Jantar Mantar and also outside the Prime Minister's Office in New Delhi for more than a month demanding waiver of their agricultural loans and seeking drought relief. 

 

The students do not have any affiliation with any association and student body. Apart from supporting the farmers’ protest, the students are also condemning the Tamil Nadu police action against protesters who are opposing the opening of TASMAC outlets in residential areas.