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Terrorism in Jammu & Kashmir-Few facts


State of Jammu and Kashmir under India area wise 1, 50,000 sq Km (excluding Ladakh and POK). Total population – 1.01 Crores (Ref: https://jk.gov.in/jammukashmir/?q=demographics ). In Kashmir Islam is practiced by about 67% of the population of the state and by 97% of the population of the Kashmir valley. Here I will try to share information about few facts on- Terrorism in Jammu & Kashmir.

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In Jammu, Hindus constitute 65% of the population, Muslims 31% and Sikhs 4%.In totality, the Muslims constitute 67% of the population, the Hindus about 30%, the Buddhists 1%, and the Sikhs 2% of the population.

There are roughly 1.5 million refugees from Indian Administered Kashmir in Azad Kashmir and Pakistan. An estimated 50–100,000 Kashmiri Muslims and 150–300,000 Kashmiri Pundits have been internally displaced due to militancy.

Terrorism in Jammu & Kashmir

There are more than fourteen major Religious/ ethnic groups comprising 85% of the population of J&K who are Pro India. These include-Shias ; Dogras: (Rajputs, Brahmins & Mahajans);Kashmiri Pandits; Sikhs; Buddhists ( Ladakhis ); Gujjars;Bakarwals; Paharis; Baltis;Christians & many more.

Majority of the people in J&K speak Kashmiri as their mother tongue.Though Kashmiri language has been given recognition in 8th schedule of Indian constitution in spite of Kashmiri language has no separate alphabet. Today Kashmiri Muslims write their language with the Arabic script, and Kashmiri Hindus used the Devanagari alphabet. Apart from Kashmiri the other languages are Dogri, Gujjari, Punjabi, Ladhaki , Pahari etc.

Only Sunni 35 % people in Kashmir speak Kashmiri & this group controls narrative from Hurriyat to militants and from political parties like NC and PDP.

Terrorism in Jammu & Kashmir

This 35% controls business, bureaucracy & agriculture. This sunni 35% is opposed to India although population of all other Muslims in J&K is 65 %. Shias (13%), Gujjars Muslims (15%), Pahadi Muslims (7%), Buddhists , Pandits, Sufis, Christians and Jammu Hindus/ Dogras ( aprox 30%) are others who against separatism and Pakistan.

Poonch and Kargil have above 90% Muslim population. There has never been an anti-India or separatist protest in these districts. It is only the Anti-National Media and other Anti India forces who with their own evil intentions have created an impression that “WHOLE J&K” is against India.

Whereas the truth is that just 15% of the Population comprising Sunni Muslims inhabiting 5 Districts of Kashmir province are fanning the separatist activities.



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