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Are you angry with me? J&K CM asks girl blinded by pellets, at Safdarjung

28 August, 2016 4:19 PM
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NEW DELHI: A day after suggesting a three-pronged action plan to resolve the tension in Kashmir valley, Jammu & Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti visited a teenage girl, who had lost her vision to pellet injuries, at Safdarjung hospital here on Sunday.

"I met 16-year-old Insha today at the hospital. When I saw her I was shocked. I asked her if she was angry with me. Her mother started crying," agencies reported her as saying after the visit.

"I wondered where we went wrong. There was an encounter and then such a situation erupted."

The chief minister also met the girl's doctors and requested them to make all possible efforts to restore her eyesight, according to a statement issued by her office. Mufti promised Insha's parents that the state government would provide the best treatment for their daughter.

"Even if she requires an eye transplant to see the world again, the state government will provide full support," she told the doctors.

The Class IX student lost her vision after suffering pellet gun injuries during a clash between protesters and security forces in Shopian.

Home minister Rajnath Singh has reiterated that the government will come up with an effective alternative for pellet guns.


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