Blind PhD-holder fails to get job, forced to end hunger strike
Indore: A PhD-holder blind woman, who was on a hunger strike in front of the Divisional Commissioner`s office here since August 15 because she did not get a job under the disabled`s quota, was forcibly shifted to a hospital and made to end her fast today, police said.
Dr Fatima, the woman, applied to various government departments for a job under the quota for the disabled after doing her doctorate in Political Science in 2010, but in vain.
She hails from Bhabra in Alirajpur district of Madhya Pradesh. Today, women police personnel forcibly took her to Government-run M Y Hospital as her condition was deteriorating. She had lost six kgs since she started her fast-unto-death, police said.
She was forced to end the fast, police added.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Panel discussion over continuous chaos in Parliament on demonetisation
- DNA: Know why Jayalalithaa was buried and not cremated
- 800 tourists stranded in Andamans due to heavy rains, Navy launches rescue operation
- Watch shocking visuals - Speeding car rams pedestrians in Kolkata, 3 killed
- Opposition observes 'black day' to mark one month of demonetisation
- Twitter users blast Arvind Kejriwal as he says 'Modi will never appoint a Muslim Vice President no matter what Jung does'
- Yuvraj Singh-Hazel Keech Reception: MS Dhoni, Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag attend lavish party — PHOTOS INSIDE
- Pakistan International Airlines plane from Chitral to Islamabad crashes near Havelian, 48 people dead
- Gali Janardhana Reddy converted Rs 100 crore black money by paying 20% commission, claims driver's suicide note
- Was Rahul Gandhi smiling during Jayalalithaa's funeral? Twitter users share pictures as proof