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20-month-old girl becomes emblem of India’s devastating use of pellet guns in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Doctors are fighting to save the right eye of Hiba Jan, the 20-month-old who has become an emblem of India's devastating and highly contentious use of pellet-firing shotguns in Occupied Kashmir. India began deploying the pump-action guns, which spew 600 metal shards at high velocity at a time, in the Occupied Kashmir in 2010, since then martyring dozens and maiming thousands. As her husband sobbed, Hiba Jan's mother Marsala said that they were shot at trying to escape from clouds of tear gas during…