A 30-year-old Pakistani women Seema Haider who is mother of four kids fell in love with Indian man Sachin Meena, 25, while playing the online game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) during the Covid-19 pandemic. Soon after they exchanged each other’s contact numbers the phono-love reached its peak. They both used to talk for hours on video call and finally decided to meet and marry. She being Pakistani and he being India they chose Nepal to meet for the first time, they lived and dated together for a few days and this year in March and got married. This journey was not easy for both of them. Love knows no boundaries or barriers, their love was inseparable. To enter India Seema first went from Karachi to Dubai, where she waited for 11 hours and couldn’t sleep. She then flew to Nepal, before finally taking the road to Pokhara, where she met Sachin.
While she then went back to Pakistan, Sachin returned to India from Nepal. Upon reaching Pakistan, Seema, who claimed discord with her husband, sold a plot for Pakistani Rupees 12 lakh and arranged flight tickets and a Nepal visa for herself and her four children. In May this year, she reached Nepal via Dubai and spent some time in the tourist city of Pokhara in the Himalayan nation. Then she took a bus to Delhi from Kathmandu and reached Greater Noida on May 13 with her children where Sachin had made arrangements for her to stay in a rented accommodation without disclosing her Pakistani identity. Somehow their identity was revealed and they both got arrested on 4th July. The landlord of the apartment where they were staying reportedly told the police that it “did not seem like the woman was from Pakistan. They both were in Jail for some time and after getting bail from the court, Seema decided to focus on the paperwork to make her move to India official. In several media interviews she expressed that she would not return to Pakistan and cited the stringent rules for women back in her country and a possible threat to her life. Seema also revealed that she was forced to marry her Pakistani husband Gulam, who works in Dubai, at a very young age.
Indian Romeo Sachin, works at a grocery store and wants to live with Seema and her children in Greater Noida only. They both are trying to seek legal help to find out a way to legalise her stay in India. Seema is willing to accept Hinduism. Sachin told reporters that they would soon take a dip in the holy Ganga together for her to embark on their new journey. Seema’s husband, Gulam Haider, who stays in Saudi Arabia, has made an appeal to the Government of India via a video message to help him reunite with his wife. In the video, he says that he got to know that his wife and children were in Noida, through the Indian media.
Although both Seema and Sachin seem very happy, Sachin’s family has quite a mixed reaction to her being here. Seema is a mother of four children who are also here with her. Seema is living with her husband’s family. Ever since she came from Pakistan, Seema Haider has been in awe of Indian culture and lifestyle. Not only has she converted to Hinduism, Seema has also given up her favourite food – chicken biryani, meat and fish. The Pakistani ‘Bhabhi’ is trying hard to wholeheartedly embrace Indian culture and doing everything to assimilate herself into Indian society. This Pakistani woman grabbed a lot of eyeballs after she and Sachin Meena, 25, were arrested by the authorities on July 4. While Seema was charged with illegally entering India, Sachin was booked for sheltering the illegal immigrant. Seema was accused of illegally entering India without a valid visa via Nepal with her four children, all aged below seven years, to live with her lover Sachin.
Seema Haider has converted to Hinduism and wears a Radhe-Radhe strap around her neck. She can be seen greeting guests with folded hands, seeking blessings by touching the feet of elders, and engaging in prayer. Haider, who hails from Sindh province in Pakistan and lived in Karachi after her first marriage, claimed that her husband divorced her over the phone and they have not been in touch. The court has however put a condition on Haider – she has been asked to not change her residence till the case was ongoing. It was reported that the couple has been asked to mark their presence before the court regularly. The couple has become famous on the internet and are being referred to in both countries as the real-life Veer Zara – a reference to a popular Bollywood movie by the same name which tells the story of two star-crossed lovers from India and Pakistan.