Srinagar, Feb 19: Kashmiri pellet victims on Monday staged a protest in Srinagar to seek the intervention of the society to end their plight after “being left in lurch by the government.”
The protesting pellet victims said that they have come out on roads to seek the help of the society. “We are suffering. We want to send a message to the people that pellet victims have not taken any job or compensation,” said Mohammad Ashraf Wani, a pellet victim, who participated in the protest.
The victims who staged a protest at Press Enclave also said society has now a different attitude towards them. “It is because they feel that we have taken compensation and jobs. This is not true. Around twelve people have been given jobs by the government. We are over 1200 victims,” said Wani, adding “we want society to help us”.
Protesting pellet victims said at the time when government is not recognizing them as “disabled”, they have been left with no option than to seek help from the society they live in.
“They (government) are saying that names of the pellet victims mentioned in hospital records aren’t correct. What’s in a name? Haven’t we lost our eyesight,” protesting pellet victims said.