JAMMU, Apr 11: As the indefinite hunger strike by the agitating Jammu University students entered into third consecutive day today, one of the protesters observing fast unto death was rushed to hospital after his health condition deteriorated this afternoon.
Dildar Ahmad, who along with Abhinandan Sharma has been observing fast unto death since Monday morning, turned semi unconscious following which a team of doctors from the University Health Centre reached the spot. After a check-up, Doctors suggested immediate medical treatment to the student, who was later shifted to Government Medical College Hospital by Policemen from Gandhi Nagar Police Station and a few students.
Till the last reports came in, Dildar Ahmad was admitted at GMC Hospital where he was administered glucose and his condition was stated to be out of danger.
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Meanwhile, a girl student namely Sapna also joined the hunger strike and sat on fast unto death this morning at the protest venue near Vice-Chancellor’s Secretariat on the University campus
Even as Prof Jigar Mohd, Prof Dipankar Sen and other members of the JU Negotiating Committee personally visited the protesting students this morning, the later refused to suspend their indefinite hunger strike till the University administration concedes their demands, particularly immediate removal of Prof Satnam Kour as Dean Students Welfare.
Pertinent to mention that a number of Jammu University students are protesting for the last 21 days demanding certain basic facilities in the JU hostels and also action against Prof Satnam Kour who had allegedly beaten up a student during protest on the campus on March 22.