ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Kashmiri Muslims, Islam and Kashmiri Tradition

Kashmiri Muslims, who constitute 95 per cent of the population of the valley; have always reconciled cosmopolitan Islamic affiliations with territorial patriotism because Islam in Kashmir is rooted in the Kashmiri tradition and the Kashmiri tradition is permeated with Islam. The Kashmiri Muslim remains a Kashmiri as well as a Muslim and rarely suffers from the schizophrenic pangs which Islamic links and local patriotism often create among Muslims elsewhere in the sub-continent. 

 

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