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JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been on hunger strike for a week at the campus, was hospitalised on Thursday after his health deteriorated.

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“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, who was charged with sedition along with Kanhaiya and Anirban Bhattacharya, said.

Khalid said Kanhaiya started vomiting today morning after which he was “rushed to a hospital”.

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The JNU Students Union (JNUSU) president, and 19 other students are on an indefinite hunger strike since April 28 to protest against the punishment handed out to them by a high-level committee that probed the controversial February 9 Kashmir event on the campus.

“The health of the rest of the students is also deteriorating fast. All students have lost around 4-6 kg 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.