Kashmir valley has been gripped by a deadly violence as the toll of deaths of civilians, Militants and Government Forces has been the highest in a decade.
The raging violence has cut-short the dreams of thousands of families and youth, who have become a victim of the decades long violence in the region claimed by both India and Pakistan.
A teenager, Numan Bhat killed the last month in the firing of Government Forces in Shopian on November 25 has passed in the matriculation exams whose results were declared by the State Board of School Education late on Saturday evening.
Numan Ashraf Bhat, 15 year old boy and a resident of Bolus area in Kulgam was shot dead on 25 November during clashes near an encounter site in Shopian when six militants– Mushtaq Ahmad Mir, Mohammad Abass Bhat, Umar Majeed Ganaie, Mohammad Waseem Wagay, Khalid Farooq Malik, all from South Kashmir, and one foreigner were killed.
Numan whose father is a carpenter was the eldest among three siblings, the youngest child of his father, Mohammed Ashraf Bhat is Hammad who is three months old.
“Numan had finished his practical exam on Saturday and on Sunday morning, he left to get bread for breakfast, we kept waiting for him to come back, but he did not, his dead body reached my courtyard,” Mohammed Ashraf, his father told The Kashmiriyat.
He said that his son dreamed to help his family and bring them out of poverty. “I do not want to become a doctor or engineer, but i just want to study well and take my family out of poverty,” his father remembers him saying several times.
Here in Kashmir, we do not have a right to dream, we do not have to right to think of our future, because you never know which bullet will pierce your body and when. “Our right to life is at stake,” he told The Kashmiriyat.
The results of class 10th for which Numan had appeared in November this year were declared by the School Board of School education on Saturday evening. He has been declared pass in the exams.
“Who will Listen to your result now, my son,” he wailed.