Blind teenager from Srinagar gets ready to go back to school

17-year-old Insha Mushtaq lives in Srinagar with her family. She lost her eyesight in 2016 during the unrest in Jammu and Kashmir when she was shot at with pellets.

After staying away from school for two years, she is ready to enroll again.

Insha wrote her examinations at Mohammadiya Institution, a privately run school in her hometown, Shopian. She passed her class 10 examinations in January 2017. She is all set to enter class 11 at the Delhi Public School (DPS) in Srinagar.

This young girl always dreamt of becoming a doctor. After losing her vision, she lost all hope. Insha has now realized that she need not lose heart. She will be taught English, Math, Science, Computers, and Braille in school.

The Centre for Peace and Justice, a local NGO, has helped Insha get enrolled at DPS. The school has promised to provide her with ample facilities to pursue her education.

Insha’s father Mushtaq Ahmad said that his daughter was always fond of the medical profession. Now that she is going back to school, her family hopes for the best.

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