Mirwaiz visits Hiba, Kashmir’s youngest pellet victim, as she undergoes second eye surgery

Srinagar: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Chairman of the Hurriyat (M) on Wednesday visited Hiba, the 19-month old pellet victim at the SMHS hospital, who went through the second eye surgery.

Mirwaiz, in a tweet said that it was heart wrenching to see the baby girl in an anesthetized state.

In another tweet Mirwaiz said:

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Hiba is the youngest pellet victim in the current phase of violence in Kashmir, joining approximately 1,200 others hit in the eyes in the state since 2016.

Hiba was injured on November 25, after protests broke out at her village in Kapran, Shopian, following a gunfight during which six militants were killed by armed forces.

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