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Modiji, send eye and trauma specialists to Kashmir, it’s time for healing touch: Omar Abdullah

Kashmir: 92 people have undergone eye surgeries because of excessive use of pellet guns by the security forces to control the protesters.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: July 13, 2016 11:15:46 am
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Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has been regularly tweeting about the current unrest in the Valley and taking on Opposition leaders including current CM Mehbooba Mufti and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

On Wednesday, in a series of tweets, Omar Abdullah urged the PM to send eye and trauma specialists to the valley. Citing the initiative taken by PM Modi during the Kollam temple fire incident in Kerala, when he had sent a plane carrying burn specialists to treat the victims, Omar asserted that it was time he did the same for the people of Kashmir.

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As per an earlier Indian Express report, about 92 people have undergone eye surgeries because of an excessive use of pellet guns by the security forces to control the protesters. This number is increasing rapidly and there are chances that many of these youths may lose their eyesight.

Former J-K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday travelled to Srinagar's martyrs graveyard to pay tributes to the 22 Kashmiris who were killed during protests by Dogra forces. State observes July 13 as Martyrs' Day. .Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi Former J-K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday travelled to Srinagar’s martyrs graveyard to pay tributes to the 22 Kashmiris who were killed during protests by Dogra forces. State observes July 13 as Martyrs’ Day. Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi

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Abdullah, in his tweet, said: “the injured include security force persons and young boys who risk losing their sight forever. This is the time to reach out with a healing touch.”

He also mentioned that because these people were injured in protests, it should not stop the government from providing them with the ‘best care possible’.

The Kashmir Valley has witnessed violent protests and clashes since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani on Friday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held a high level meeting to discuss security condition after his return from a visit to African nations.

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