JNU strike enters 10th day, Kanhaiya withdraws

New Delhi: The indefinite hunger strike by JNU students entered the 10th day on Saturday even as students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar withdrew his fast due to medical reasons. So far, six students have withdrawn their fast against the punishment by the university in connection with the February 9 event during which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised, while 14 others are continuing with the hunger strike.

Kanhaiya, who is out on bail after his arrest in a sedition case, was on Friday discharged from AIIMS after treatment for mild dehydration and ketosis. “Kanhaiya was back on campus last night and due to his health condition doctors advised him to discontinue with the fast. He has been advised bed rest for few days and also has to undergo some medical tests. While he has withdrawn the fast, he will continue with the agitation,” a statement from the JNU Students Union said.

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