Research scholars from the Indian Institute of Science (IISC) participated in a 12-hours hunger strike is solidarity with research scholars were arrested in Delhi for protests demanding a hike in their stipend. The research scholars continued to attend their daily classes and do their work but have abstained from eating food since morning. More than 300 research scholars from IISc participated in the protests
This is the third consecutive day of protests and their protests on January 16, 2019, resulted in arrests. They are now planning to march through New Delhi’s Rajpath on Republic Day.