In 2016, an Indonesian girl, Saima, was proposed by a Kashmiri man, Abid Hussain Lone, and they got married. Three months ago, she gave birth to a girl child. On Saturday, Abid was shot dead in near a gunfight site in Pulwama, along with six other civilians, leaving behind his wife and daughter.

“I’m asking government justice for my husband, why he got killed? I don’t want to live here…I will leave Kashmir. He was the only one I knew in Kashmir…I don’t anyone here,” she says.


The Kashmir Walla needs you, urgently. Only you can do it.

We have always come to you for help: The Kashmir Walla is battling at multiple fronts — and if you don’t act now, it would be too late. 2020 was a year like no other and we walked into it already battered. The freedom of the press in Kashmir was touching new lows as the entire population was gradually coming out of one of the longest communication blackouts in the world.

We are not a big organization. A few thousand rupees from each one of you would make a huge difference.

The Kashmir Walla plans to extensively and honestly cover — break, report, and analyze — everything that matters to you. You can help us.

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