With half the Kashmir burning after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, many parts of the state has been put under curfew.
Zubeda and her husband. India Today
Zubeda Begum, and her husband had received a telephone call from their friend Diwanchand Pandit, who told them they had no food in their house.
“She had called me in the morning saying her family needed food supplies. They have an ailing grandmother staying with them, (so) I am taking the food to them. It is difficult but we are trying to reach them.”
With strict curfew being imposed in the city, all the shops and establishments in the area have been shut for days, nor is there any means of transport available on the roads.
For Zubeda, the risk and effort was all worth it, and was compensated with the warmth that she received from Pandit family.
Zubeda with Diwanchand Pandit’s Family. India Today
For Diwanchand, the gesture was overwhelming.
“Everyone is suffering here. We are so glad that these people came here. This is where the humanity lies.”
Diwanchand and his family have been living in Kashmir for many years. His wife is a teacher in a local school where Zubeda also works.
His family, had been in desperate need for help and with crisis mounting in the valley their situation had only gotten worse.