Asifa fights besides her injured fiancé
Srinagar, Aug 12: When it comes to the life of their men, Kashmiri women walk that extra mile. One such case is Asifa Bano whose fiancé- 23-year old Muzaffar Ahmad Ganai- was the first target of CRPF firing in Pampore on August 1.
Asifa got engaged with Muzaffar three months back and their parents were set to perform their marriage later this year. However, fate had something else in store for the couple. Asifa came forward as to take care of her fiancé. She stands as a gloomy figure besides her husband on bed no. 3 of ward 16 A of SMHS Hospital.
She attends doctors, cleans utensils and washes the clothes of her fiancé.
“I am going to be his life partner. We have to stand together amid all odds in our whole life. So let us start it from here only,” she told this reporter.
Muzaffar’s mother, Shahzada Begum, feels dejected with her son’s condition as the bullet has entered from his abdomen and pierced the back.
Speaking in a very low tone, Muzzafar said that he was out to bring medicines for his mother when CRPF troops fired upon him. He said a peaceful protest was going on and several shops were open in Pampore. As soon as Muzaffar stepped on the road, he heard sounds of gunshots. “I got scared and stepped back. The CRPF personnel a few meters away from me pointed their guns towards me. One of them fired and I fell down. I saw blood oozing out from my body and after that I don’t know who took me to hospital,” he said.
On the fateful day two teenagers, Nayeem Ahmad and Rayees Ahmad, were killed in Pampore while more than 10 people were wounded, most of them critically, in the police and paramilitary CRPF firing.
Shahzada said her family hinges on the earnings of her son’s dry fruit business. “After my husband’s death my son went out to earn bread for my family. He was only 12 at that time. He is earning hardly Rs 100 or 200 a day, which we spend on our daily expenditures,” she said. “Please pray for my son’s good health,” she urged this reporter.
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