Religions in Kashmir

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There are three major religions present in Jammu and Kashmir state. In it, Islam is most dominant in different parts of the state. However, in terms of the total population, Islam dominates the Kashmir valley. In addition to that Hinduism and Buddhism also constitute a part of the religions in Kashmir. The followers of Buddhism inhabit the Ladakh area of the state.


Religion in KashmirMuslims constitute more than 90% of the total population of Jammu and Kashmir. Even in Jammu, Kargil, and some other districts. Both sects of Muslim Sunnis and Shias are residing in the state.


It is the second number of faith-dominated in Kashmir valley. These are the most Kashmiri Pandits and Gujjars communities. The majority of the Kashmiri Pandits have migrated from the Kashmir valley because of the constant terror threat and are now present in the minority. Besides this many Gujjars got converted to Islam religion.


These communities occur only in the Ladakh region of Kashmir. Where it predominates. In the main Kashmir valley, however, Buddhists are present least in counts.

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