10/01/2018 11:06 AM IST | Updated 10/01/2018 1:47 PM IST

Blinded By Pellets In Kashmir, Insha Mushtashaq Passes Her Class 10 Exams



Insha Mushtaq was one of the youngest victims to have been blinded by the pellet guns used against protesters in Kashmir Valley, has passed her board exams on Tuesday, reports said.

Insha lost her eyesight after she was hit by hundreds of pellets, mostly on her face, after she opened a window in her home to look outside.

Insha's father, Mushtaq Ahmad Lone, was extremely happy with his daughter's achievements.

He told Greater Kashmir, "This (result) is beyond our expectations. The results will inspire Insha to study more."

Insha was a student of Class 9 in 2016 when the incident took place. While she is still trying to learn braille, she was helped by her friend to write the exam.

Greater Kashmir reports that Insha had suffered skull fractures and brain hemorrhages apart from total blindness in both her eyes.

And her journey to success was not easy.

"Three tutors came to my home every day. They read text books to me. I would repeat them the next day," Insha told The Indian Express.

But before that she had to undergo months of treatment.

The Wire had reported earlier that she had undergone six surgeries in Srinagar, New Delhi and Mumbai.

After the news of her success, social media was abuzz with accolades for the teenager.

Here's how people congratulated her: