Which species of Malva it is… Location kashmir: 1 high resolution images.

Not Malva, looks like Silybum

I concur with … Wait for the flowers for the species ID.

If Silybum, it has to S. marianum. There were few isolated patches in Kashmir valley, when I left Kashmir in 1975. May be it has spread more by now.

Looks different from images at Silybum marianum
Detailed images are required for proper id.

Also could not find a match as per comparative images at Carduoideae

We should wait for flowers