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Since the partition of India in 1947 theres been a dispute over the land of Kashmir Since the Maharaja of Kashmir sought its Independence but then chose to make the country part of India and the Pakistinians intervened militarily claiming that their was a national extension of their countryKashmir is an area on the border between India and Pakistan The culture of the region of Kashmir is a mix of different religion and ethnicitysThe situation in Kashmir has caused a separation of religions Most are Muslims but about a fourth belong to other religions including Hinduism Culturally the Muslims and Hindus belong to the same group with the same language and customs 1 Relative to this the religion mixes with the people of Pakistan because they are Muslim however the people in India are mostly Hindu Among the Muslims who first came to Kashmir at the beginning of the fourteenth century as missionaries of Islam the Sunnis far out-number the Shiites and there are many more descendants of converts than of Muslim immigrants2 This statement implies that the Pakistanis had a huge impact on the people of Kashmir Ancient Hindu society was characterized by subdivision into castes which had however lost heir rigidity under the influence of Buddhism Kashmir has been since the early fifteenth century composed of only the Brahmans- situation without parallel elsewhere in India 2 With the mix of cultures the Buddhists people of Kashmir are different than other Hindu people in India Although there is influence from both Pakistan and India it is evident that the Pakistinians have created the dominant religionThe dispute over Kashmir came about after the subcontinent of India became independent from Britain in 1947 and was the land not included in either Pakistan or India BibliographyJAMMU AND KASHMIR Located in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent in the area of the western Himalayas the territory of Jammu and Kashmir has been in dispute between India
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