New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University students union president Kanhaiya Kumar ended his nine-day hunger strike as he was rushed to a hospital on Friday after his health condition deteriorated.
However, he was discharged from the hospital on the same day after receiving treatment for mild dehydration and ketosis following which he announced to end his hunger strike.
“Kanhaiya has been discharged from AIIMS. He has been advised bed rest for few days. He has to undergo some medical tests too, so keeping his health condition in mind he has withdrawn from the fast but will continue with the agitation,” a JNUSU statement said.
Kanhaiya, who was charged with sedition in connection with pro-Afzal event and is currently out on bail, launched his indefinite hunger strike at the campus on April 28 in protest against the fine slapped on him and 25 other students by a JNU committee.
While five members of ABVP called off their fast on Wednesday claiming they have an assurance from the JNU administration that their demands will be considered, five members of the Left-affiliated groups withdrew from the stir yesterday citing deteriorating health.
The university administration had instructed students not to invite outsiders saying it might vitiate the academic atmosphere and peace on campus. On the other hand, JNU issued fresh advisory for the students and teachers to avoid inviting outsiders to the campus.