Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah today adopted Insha Mushtaq, 14-year-old girl from south Kashmir's Shopian district, who has lost her eyesight after her both eyes were damaged by pellets, saying "from now on she is my third daughter".
"I have adopted Insha and will take care of her till my last breath," a spokesman of the DFP, in a statement today, quoted Shah as saying.
Shabir Shah had on Friday announced to donate his eyes after his death to those whose eyesight was snatched by the PDP's 'vision'.
A delegation of Freedom Party visited the residence of Insha Mushtaq and apprised the family of Shabir Shah's decision.
"It has been a deep desire of Shabir Shah Sahib that a mission be started to help such victims to return to normal life and fulfill the dreams they had in their lives," the spokesman quoted the delegation as having told the family.
Shah said, "We cannot turn our eyes away from the sad plight of such victims and as humans we must try our best to help them in any possible way. Today, I reiterate that I'm proud of the conscious people of my nation and hope they will fulfill their moral responsibilities towards the victims of the ongoing Intifada."
"The well-to-do people of the society should take a lead in this regard and take overall responsibility of some pellet victim so that they don't need to knock the doors of the anti-people government. These children have had some dreams and we must help them realize those dreams. Those who can adopt any victim for life should not wait. God will reward them for such deed. This is a beautiful form of worshipping the God," Shah said, adding that "it is our responsibility to take care of those affected due to state-sponsored atrocities and also remain steadfast on our mission of freedom."
Meanwhile, a DFP spokesperson today paid tributes to slain militant Rayees Ahmad Dar of Kakapora, Pulwama saying "the martyr was an educated and a conscious youth who left the worldly gains and sacrificed his life for the sake of Allah."
He also termed as 'ridiculous' the statement of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar that stone pelting incidents in Kashmir fell drastically due to demonetisation.