State human rights commission (SHRC) today castigated the state government for being “callous to the sufferings of a young girl who was wounded by a bullet injury resulting in paraplegia.”
Flori Jan (14), daughter of Ghulam Muhammad Bhat of Nepora village of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district had received bullet injuries in her neck. The spinal injury resulted in paraplegia made the girl completely dependent on others. Despite the recommendations made by SHRC to government to provide her monetary assistance of Rs one lakh, the State Government according to Commission only provided Rs 25,000 to the family of the victim.
Terming the attitude of government inhuman and barbaric, chairman sate human rights commission Justice Bilal Nazki said that the government has shown its inventiveness towards the plight of this young girl by refusing to accept the recommendations of the Commission of paying an amount of Rs one lakh.
Chairman SHRC viewed the matter seriously and directed the commissioner secretary home department Jammu and Kashmir to file a detailed report in the matter by or before November 1. The commission also directed the office to send order dated 19/9/2017 passed in the case to principal secretary to the chief minister for information.
Florie Jan of Nepora Anantnag had received bullet injuries in her neck. Ultimately, she received a spinal injury which later resulted in paraplegia.
According to doctors, her degree of disability is 80 percent which means she would never stand on her legs and has to remain dependent throughout her life.
While hearing the case Justice Bilal Nazki observed, “…..on the face of it, the attitude of the government is inhuman and barbaric. A young girl became permanently disabled and cannot stand on her legs because of injury sustained by the firing of an unknown gunman.”
“She has been given a compensation of Rs. 25000 for which she cannot even get a good wheel-chair. The government has shown its inventiveness towards the plight of this young girl by refusing to accept the recommendation of the Commission of paying an amount of Rs one lakh,” he observed.