Jammu and Kashmir CM announced Gas agency for pellet victim Insha

Nellie Chapman
January 10, 2018

"I was at home when I was hit by hundreds of pellets, mostly on my face.They (pellets) even went inside my mouth", Insha was quoted as saying in an Amnesty International report titled "Losing Sight in Kashmir" on the impact of pellet-firing guns.

Asked about her plans, Insha said she wanted to study further. "The credit should only go to her", Naveed Ahmed Mir, a medical representative who gave her tuitions, told The Print.

Insha, who comes from a remote village in south Kashmir's Shopian district, is among the 43,000 students who passed the examination, the results of which were announced on Tuesday. "She continuously listened to those recordings to prepare for her exam", Mir said.

Insha Mushtaq hogged the headlines in 2016 as her pellet ridden face had gone viral on social networking sites.

Speaking to News18, her father, Mushtaq Ahmad Lone, said that, "She is extremely happy and so are we. She could not concentrate on studies but has still qualified the exam", he said. "We are elated with the kind of support people have offered". "I am happy that we have chose to grant amnesty to them also, roughly making it to around nine thousand youth", she announced in the House amidst applauses.

The 2016 stir was triggered by the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani by the forces.

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Insha, who studied music after she lost her sight, has cleared the 10th standard board examinations conducted by the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Examinations in November previous year and now hopes to study further. "She read the question papers for me because I can't read and then wrote the answers as dictated by me".

Almost 63 percent of the 69,056 students who appeared for the board examination have cleared it.

J&K's former chief minister and opposition National Conference working president Omar Abdullah took to twitter to felicitate Insha.

In occupied Kashmir, Insha Mushtaq, the girl completely blinded by pellets fired by Indian troops while she was inside her home in Shopian during the 2016 uprising, has passed her Class 10 board exams.

Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq also congratulated Insha and termed her success as an example for everyone.

Insha Mushtaq lost eyesight due to pellets in 2016.

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