A village like a small valley namely Nala Sundbrari 36 kilometers away from District Islamabad falls in Tehsil Kokernag. It is a far flung area and its population is about 6000, where mostly living standard of people is very low because of less availability of consistent livelihood option. Most of the population belongs to ST (Social Tribe) and falls in the category A.A.Y. The ongoing conflict has not even spared this small hamlet as the villages is witness to small pellet victim namely Nasir who is merely 5 years old who fell to the atrocities committed by the forces during the unrest of 2016. The family is living in a rented room and the father of the victim has suffered huge monetary loss due to the injury and he is not in condition to meet the requirements of his son’s treatment and this has directly affected his pursuit to have respectable livelihood and the family is living in a pathetic condition.
It was 21- July-2016 as some protestors were protesting against civilian killings after the killing of burhan wani. The forces in an attempt to vengeance fired pellets indiscriminately towards the crowd and my son who was playing near his home fell to this foray of pellets by Indian forces that led to grievous injuries to his left eye. Since then he is under treatment and has undergone 6 surgeries but all in vain as doctors could not restore his eyesight. It is not only his eyesight but my dream of giving him quality education has also been severely knocked down by this incident as now he can only see through one eye. In addition to this I lost all my valuables as I could not meet his treatment expenses and sold them so that I could manage other expenses for running my family affairs.
The family is covered under humanitarian response of Humanitarian Emergency Trust where in the family is being assisted on monthly basis. In addition to this the organization has in prompt response has given the family one time rehabilitation package to meet the expenses of treatment.
District representatives of HET are in close coordination with the family and responding for the meager requirements of the family. The last visit has been done on 02/03/2019 recently. This family is out of those 600 (six hundred families), whom are in the linkage and follow up of organization.