Five year old Nasir is so shocked that he could not utter a word. Despite my volley of questions, he did not answer anything. His face gives an impression that he would be jolly, cute and a naughty kid.
However, his shock is visible. Whenever he sees a group of people, he thinks police and CRPF have come to hurt him. He often weeps and cries. His father Altaf told that they belonged to South kashmirs Kokernag area and were in Islamabad town to fetch medicines on 24 July 2016 . He said his mother too accompanied the father son duo.
Altaf said there were small protests in the area. Sensing trouble, he left his son Nasir in a alley. Then he took his old mother towards a nearby house so to find shelter for her. When he returned , he saw his son has fallen on the ground. He was screaming and his half face was covered in sand . The blood was coming out of his left eye. The father told me his son screamed that army wallahs put sand and peirced a needle into his left eye. He was screaming in pain, he said.
Later on the distraught father ferried the son to Srinagar hospital. He was crying all along. The father told me since then he is in deep shock . He is so fearful that whenever he sees group of people he says army wallahs have come to kill him.
The father wept all along. He told me he has not informed Nasir’s mother about the tragedy. He says he just told her Nasir got a small head injury due to fall and that he was taking him to hospital. He was so angry that he told me that those people who did it should go through the same pain he was going through. “Was he a protester or militant” he said angrily.
The doctors say it might b a pellet which has hit the kids eye. The father told me that doctors will decide whether he will be treated in Srinagar , or they will recommend him to AIIMS or England for specialized treatment.
Nasir could not speak a work except he would scream and weep. He does not allow his father to put medicine in his eye . He cannot see by left eye which has made his life more difficult . The Reporter put several questions to this cute looking kid, but he did not answer anything.