In Pictures |Disabled & Out of Work: Victims of Man-Animal Conflict in Kashmir

Besides fighting the disability due to the attacks, some are suffering from heart ailments.
In Pictures |Disabled & Out of Work: Victims of Man-Animal Conflict in Kashmir
Naseema Banu has suffered bruises on her face in a bear attack in Wusan village of north Kashmir's Baramulla district . Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir
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Showkat Ahmad, a youth from Qazipora village in north Kashmir's Baramulla district shows a wound  he suffered in his leg in a leopard attack.
Showkat Ahmad, a youth from Qazipora village in north Kashmir's Baramulla district shows a wound he suffered in his leg in a leopard attack. Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir
70-year-old Abdul Sattar Sheikh of Shunglipora village in Khag in central Kashmir's Budgam district shows his knee injured in a bear attack in August this year.
70-year-old Abdul Sattar Sheikh of Shunglipora village in Khag in central Kashmir's Budgam district shows his knee injured in a bear attack in August this year. Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir
Sattar not only suffered injuries in knee and ribs, but the trauma in the attack by the wild beast triggered a heart attack, which now requires a heart surgery as per the doctors.
Sattar not only suffered injuries in knee and ribs, but the trauma in the attack by the wild beast triggered a heart attack, which now requires a heart surgery as per the doctors. Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir
Ghulam Nabi Wani, 45, points to his lower lip ripped off by a bear in June this year and later fixed by doctors through plastic surgery and 83 stitches, at his home in Khag area of central Kashmir's Budgam.
Ghulam Nabi Wani, 45, points to his lower lip ripped off by a bear in June this year and later fixed by doctors through plastic surgery and 83 stitches, at his home in Khag area of central Kashmir's Budgam. Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir
Already suffering from a leg ailment, the wild animal attack left Wani near-disabled and mostly out of work.
Already suffering from a leg ailment, the wild animal attack left Wani near-disabled and mostly out of work. Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir
Abdul Rahim Lone of Sitaharan, Khag in central Kashmirat Budgam suffered as many as 65 stitches in his leg and other body parts in a bear attack in 2019 leaving him mostly out of work.
Abdul Rahim Lone of Sitaharan, Khag in central Kashmirat Budgam suffered as many as 65 stitches in his leg and other body parts in a bear attack in 2019 leaving him mostly out of work. Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir
Lone suffered from heart ailment shortly after the attack and had to undergo two heart surgeries for which the family had to sell a portion of their land while Lone stays home now.
Lone suffered from heart ailment shortly after the attack and had to undergo two heart surgeries for which the family had to sell a portion of their land while Lone stays home now. Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir
As per a report, nearly 200 people have been killed while over 2,000 injured in the man-animal conflict incidents since 2011, which experts attribute to deforestation and consequent urbanization and loss of habitation for the wild animals.
As per a report, nearly 200 people have been killed while over 2,000 injured in the man-animal conflict incidents since 2011, which experts attribute to deforestation and consequent urbanization and loss of habitation for the wild animals. Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir

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