05/05/2016 6:34 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

Kanhaiya's Health Worsens, Rushed To Hospital

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NEW DELHI, INDIA APRIL 28: JNU Students' Union President Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid along with other students started indefinite hunger strike against punishments at administration block in New Delhi.(Photo by K Asif/India Today Group/Getty Images)

JNU Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar has been admitted to a hospital after his health deteriorated due to the week-long hunger strike to protest against the action taken by the internal high-level committee of the university in the February 9 anti-national sloganeering issue.

“Kanhaiya is in a bad situation. He is in a semi-conscious state. There is a possibility of internal damage to (his) organs,” Umar Khalid, his friend in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), told IANS.

According to Khalid, Kanhaiya Kumar was rushed to the hospital on Thursday morning after he started vomiting.

Along with Kanhaiya Kumar, 19 other students have gone on an indefinite hunger strike since April 28

“The health of the rest of the students is also deteriorating fast. All students have lost around 4-6 kg of weight,” Khalid said. “It has been the 8th day of the indefinite hunger strike… Still the JNU administration remains unmoved,” said Khalid, who has been rusticated from the university for one semester.

JNU has suspended students Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and Shehla Rashid Shora while slapping a fine of Rs 10,000 on Kanhaiya Kumar.

Kanhaiya, Umar and Anirban Bhattachayra were arrested on the charge of sedition in February in connection with an event on campus against hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru during which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised. They are out on bail now.

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