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Religion in Jammu & Kashmir

Islam is the major religion in Jammu & Kashmir. In Kashmir valley, almost 90 percent of the people follow Islam. In Kargil and Jammu, majority of the people follow Islam. Muslims belonging to the Islam religion are divided into two sects called the Shias and the Sunnis.

Apart from Islam, people follow Buddhism and Hinduism. People residing in the Ladakh area follow Buddhism. In Kashmir valley, there is limited number of people following Buddhism.

Hinduism is the second most dominant religion in the state, after Islam. Primarily, Kashmiri Pandits and Gujjars are the ones to follow Hinduism. There are limited numbers of Kashmiri Pandits in the state now.

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