Jammu, Mar 3: The president of the KGBV female teachers attempted self-immolation yesterday. The teachers of the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya in Jammu have been sitting on a hunger-strike for over a fortnight and have not received any response of the government over their demand of regularization. The police which was present on spot, however, managed to foil the bid.
The president of KGBV Female Teachers Association, Mymoona Khan poured kerosene oil on her body and tried to set herself ablaze. Lady Police on the spot, rushed forward and foiled the attempt of self immolation before the agitating teacher could light matchstick. During this drops of kerosene splashed into her eyes and she was taken to the hospital for immediate treatment.
The agitating teachers have been demanding regularization on the pattern of Rehbar-e-Talim teachers.