Rukshana Kauser, 21, lives in Shahdra Sharief which is about 20 miles from the ceasefire line drawn between Indian and Pakistani forces. It is safe to assume that they live in a rough part of town, I don’t mean muggers stealing your wallet rough, but terrorist kicking down your door and demanding food and a place to stay rough. And that is exactly what three gunmen that were believed to be Pakistani militants did.
It is common for militants in the area to demand food and shelter from villagers, but Kauser would have none of it. Three militants broke into their home and attacked her father, Noor Mohammad, who refused to give into their demands. Kauser was hiding under the bed as the attack took place. She then ran towards one of the attackers and hit him with an axe causing him to fall and drop his AK-47. She grabbed the gun and shot the terrorist on the spot where he died. She also wounded another militant as he fled.
Her bravery won’t be overlooked however, she is up for a nomination for the president’s gallantry award. And if it is confirmed that the terrorist she killed is Uzafa Shah, a wanted Pakistani militant commander, she will also get a £4,000 (about $6,400) reward. Rukshana Kauser gave the militants a rude shock, as they are usually treated like kings because of the fear they instill in the locals. Kauser said, “I couldn’t bear my father’s humiliation. If I’d failed to kill him, they would have killed us.” It is bravery like miss Kauser showed, that is what we need more of in this day and age.