Happy feet, Jaipur style


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Kupwara and Uri, two bordering towns along the Line of Control in the State of Jammu & Kashmir, have one of the highest densities of landmines in the world. Local residents often become unknowing victims of landmine explosions as these hilly pastures are traditional grazing grounds for their livestock. When Fatah Mohammed, a resident of Kupwara, went to graze his sheep, he accidentally stepped on an old landmine and lost one of his legs.
Since then, Mohammed’s life and livelihood has come to a standstill. Unable to take care of his flock, his source of income slowly dried up, forcing him and his family to live a hand-to-mouth existence. But last month, his life took a new turn, thanks to the Jaipur Foot. Now, he can not only walk with his new prosthetic leg, but can also bow down to offer his prayers.

Source : https://www.dailypioneer.com/2018/columnists/happy-feet–jaipur-style.html

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