A recent article in The Guardian describes brutal put-down of protests in Kashmir; the Indian government is “using pellet guns” on civilians and has blinded several. (Trigger warning: guns, violence, political repression)
What bothers me (aside from seeing armed police shooting at civilians) is the way The Guardian completely adopts the Indian government’s language:
Most shocking of all has been the breaking up of demonstrations with “non-lethal” pellet ammunition, which has blinded hundreds of Kashmiri civilians.
Note to The Guardian: 900+ casualties is not “hundreds” it’s “nearly one thousand.”
Elsewhere: (as the caption under a photo)