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The state of J&K Under India ( Area wise 101380 sq Km) Excluding POK.

Kashmir : 15%*
Jammu : 26%*
Ladakh : 59%*

85,000 sq Km comprising 85% area are not Muslim Majority.

Population - 1.25 Crores

Kashmir : 69 Lakhs. (Only 55 Lakhs speak Kashmiri. Rest 13 lakhs speak Non kashmiri languages.)

Jammu : 53 Lakhs.
(Dogri, Punjabi, Hindi)

Ladakh: 03 Lakhs. (Ladakhi language)

This does not include 7.5 lakh people settled who do not have citizenship.

There are 22 districts in J&K. Out of which only 5 Districts where separatists have the say 
Srinagar, Anantnag, Baramullah, Kulgam, and Pulwama.

Other 17 districts are Pro India. 
So separatist's writ runs in just 15% of the population which are Sunni Muslim dominated. 

Interestingly these 5 districts are far away from Pakistan Border/LOC.

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 do not speak Kashmiri as their mother tongue. It's Dogri, Gujarati, Punjabi, Ladhaki, Pahari, etc.

Only 33 % of people in Kashmir speak Kashmiri & this group controls the narrative from Hurriyat to militants and from NC and PDP.

This 33% controls business, bureaucracy & agriculture. This Sunni 33% is opposed to India although the population of all other Muslims in JK is 69 %.

Shias (12%), Gujjars Muslims (14%), Pahadi Muslims ( 8%), Buddhists, Pandits, Sufis, Christians and Jammu Hindus/ Dogras ( approx 45%) are totally opposed to separatism and Pakistan.

Stone pelting, Hoisting of Pakistani flags & Anti India demonstrations are held in just 5 Districts in Kashmir valley.

Other 17 districts have never participated in such activities.

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 nefarious designs 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.
 

Against this backdrop, re-organization and delimitation of Lok Sabha and Assembly Constituencies in two UTs- J&K and Ladakh is the need of the hour in the national interest.

 

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