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Fasting Kanhaiya hospitalised, refuses to end protest

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, May 5: JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar on Thursday refused to end a protest fast he began a week ago despite doctors’ appeals after his health deteriorated and he was moved to a hospital. Doctors urged the leftist president of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) to end his protest after his ketone level rose to “dangerous” levels, fellow student Umar Khalid told IANS. Kanhaiya Kumar, who is on bail after being charged with sedition, launched his hunger strike at the campus on April 28 in protest against the fine slapped on him and other students by a JNU committee. “Kanhaiya continues his hunger strike. He was given saline without glucose,” said Khalid, who is also among 19 students on hunger strike at the campus. The university magement meted out varying degrees of punishment to students for their role in a February 9 event to commemorate parliament attack convict Afzal Guru’s third death anniversary. Some of the students, pelized for indiscipline and raising “objectioble” slogans, were rusticated. Kanhaiya Kumar was fined Rs.10,000. (IANS)

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