High Court orders Kanhaiya Kumar to call off the hunger strike


New Delhi: The High Court on Friday asked the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student union president Kanhaiya Kumar to end the hunger strike.  The court said it is ready to hear the students petition only when they end their agitation continue from April 27.

The petitions have filed by the students challenging the fines imposed on them by JNU for their alleged role in a controversial event organised on University campus on February 9.

“You (Kanhaiya) can articulate to the students sitting on hunger strike from past 16 days to end the agitation, allowing the university to function properly,” said Justice Manmohan, who uses just one name.

JNU students will have to end their agitations/ strike. You will have to withdraw the strike immediately. No one should be on hunger strike, said the court as it sought an undertaking from Kanhaiya that he will allow the university to function properly and there will be no agitation.

The court has adjourned the matter till further communication is received from the students’ leader.