The JNU students’ union president ends his hunger strike, while the other students continue to protest. As per medical reports his health condition has worsened. He was discharged from AIIMS after his nine days of hunger strike came to an end. Apart from Kanhaiya Kumar five more students withdrew the hunger strike. The rest of the students are still on the protest against punishments given out due to the 9th February incident during which anti national slogans were allegedly raised.
Meanwhile the JNU alumni decided to sit on one day hunger strike in solidarity with the students today at Freedom Square today and at 5 p.m. there will be a Citizens’ Solidarity Human Chain from Ganga Dhaba in solidarity with the students on hunger strike called by JNUSU.
The JNUTA is also supposed to sit for the hunger strike against the registrar who sent a notice today against the JNUTA stating that the outsiders should not be brought to the campus. However according to the JNU Vice PresidentShehla Rashid Shora said that the administration has started behaving in a hostile manner ever since the hunger strike started. This is not only rude but also inhuman to behave in this manner with the students whose health condition have been deteriorating since the last few days.
“First, the VC comes out with a notice that the hunger strike in itself is illegal and even in discussions with the students made it amply clear that there would be no revoking of punishments. Now the Registrar has issued a circular asking the JNUTA and the JNUSU not to call outsiders and also not to use mikes and loudspeakers. This clearly shows that the JNU administration is working in an ideologically motivated manner”.
So even after the end up of the hunger strike of the President of JNUSU, Kanhaiya Kumar, the tension between the administration and the students continue to exist.