Shabir Shah to donate his eyes after death

Asks youth to start a campaign for opening an eye bank

Srinagar: Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah today decided to donate his eyes after his death saying he is taking such step for those whose eyesight was snatched by the PDP’s ‘vision’.

Shah, who is languishing in Raj Bagh police station from last over four months said, “It is my deep desire that my eyes be donated to any of those who lost their eyes during the ongoing ‘Intifada’. Let my eyes help anyone see the world again. As one eye donation can make two blind people see, let’s make the eye donation a tradition.”

He added, “Death in inevitable. Why not leave the world while donating our eyes so that those who lost their eyesight during the ongoing Intifada may regain the vision. As such, even after we’re gone, our eyes will help them see.”

The DFP chairman lamented that thousands of people got maimed due to pellets, hundreds lost their eyesight, and dozens completely blinded during the ongoing anti-India uprising. “We have to explore options for these victims so that they resume their normal life,” he said.

Shah appealed the doctors, youths, and medical experts to start a campaign to start an eye bank in the State. “We can take such step and donate our eyes for our children the same way some generous people donate their organs like kidney to the needy,” he said.

Paying tributes to those martyred during the last four months, Shah said, “Even if we can’t bring them back to life but the least we can do is to donate our eyes (after our death) to those who sacrificed their eyes for us,” he said.

The pro-freedom leader appealed the people not to let pessimism and despondency sway them in any way and “continue the freedom movement”. (PTK)

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