Sole Bread Earner of Tral Family Attends Relatives Funeral, Gets Hit with Pellets, Blinded

January 08

Skinder Gul

Shabir Ahmad Bhat of Heri Tral has gone to shahabad tral for offering condolence to this relatives family who had died a natural death, but little did he know he will come back home blinded in one eye.

Shabir who runs a small shop in tral main town to support his family of four on 5th January Gunfight was on between militants and  Govt Forces in Aripal Tral was fied upon with pellets near Shahabad in Tral.

“CRPF Vehicles passing through Shahabad area of Tral fire teargas shells and pellets resulting in injuries to two, one among them was Shabir Ahmad Bhat who has received pellet in his eye.” an eyewitness told The Kashmiriyat.

He was shifted to Sub district hospital Tral where from he was referred to SMHS srinagar

“I was operated upon in SKIMS and was discharged on 7th January but there is a little hope that i might recover my eyesight,”Shabir said.

The doctors said that they are yet to remove pellets from his eye adding that the real position can be only depicted post they remove pellets from his eyes.

Shabir’s is a sole bread earner of his family which contains of his father,mother,sister,wife & little children.

Since the summer of 2016, when the militant commander Burhan Wani’s killing by the Indian armed forces sparked mass protests across Kashmir, over 17,000 Kashmiris have been critically injured and hundreds permanently or partially blinded.