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    In Kashmir Conflict, a Mass Blinding of Protesters

    Is the whole world blind? Ignored amid U.S. election mania, India and Pakistan-backed rebels have renewed hostilities along a disputed frontier in mountainous Kashmir, with artillery and raids killing dozens. But the injuries are more controversial: Hundreds of protesters and bystanders as young as 4 have been blinded by Indian security forces’ metal pellets, made for hunting birds. Kashmiri author Mirza Waheed suggests that the blindings are Indian government policy, encouraged by recent popular nationalist fervor, bringing nuclear-armed neighbors’ relations to an ominous — if unseen — low point.

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