Pulwama, Kakapora: The unprecedented mass blinding of Kashmiris at the hands of Indian forces during 2016 mass uprising has met with unprecedented selflessness and defiance. From blood donation to organ donation, Kashmiris have come forward with purest display of human values.
In one such display, Ali Muhammad Jan, 52, of Kakapora, Pulwama, announced Sunday morning that he will donate his one one while he is alive to a pellet-injured Kashmiri youth.
“Contact me anytime, I am ready to donate my one eye to a Kashmiri youth, a student, who lost his vision in this uprising. I can live with one eye and let some other Kashmiri see through my other eye,” Jan told a gathering who had assembled to offer funeral prayers of a local militant Rayees Ahmad Dar, killed by the government forces on Saturday.
“I want my Kashmiri children to be educated, to excel in different fields. That is my motto and mission,” Jan, who is also a social activist, told Kashmir Narrator.
To aware people about the importance of education, Jan has decided to march on foot from his village, Kakapora, first to Charari Sharief, then to Khanqah in downtown Srinagar and then to Indian capital Delhi, he said.
“I want to tell people everywhere that we want our children to be educated. Don’t kill us; don’t blind us. Let us learn,” he further said.
Jan also decided to donate his other eye to the injured posthumously.
Two days ago, pro-freedom leader Shabir Ahmad Shah offered his both eyes to the injured posthumously.
“I will donate my eyes to those blinded by PDP’s ‘vision’,” Shah had said.