Pellet victim says life is different and difficult now

Srinagar, December 30 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, for Sayar Tariq Rathar, a 17-year-old class XII student from Litter village of Pulwama, life is different and difficult after he received pellet injuries in his eye in October.

Sayar Tariq Rathar in a media interview in Srinagar said, “Life is different for me now. I was spending 3-4 hours on sports activities but now I am not even able to walk properly.”

On October 14, Indian troops had killed two youth during a siege and search operation in Litter.

Sayar said that on the fateful day he went outside his home and saw there was no one around. But, he said, the Indian forces’ personnel were hiding behind walls in one of the streets and when they saw him they fired pellets on him which left him seriously injured and half blinded. There was no protest in the area but despite that the forces’ personnel ruined my life, he said.

Sayar’s father, Tariq Ahmad Rathar, said that he had spent Rs 60,000 on three surgeries and medicines for restoration of his son’s eye sight but to no avail. He said doctors have now given date of February for another surgery and they say that a new artificial lens would be placed in his eye.

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