Muslims in Kashmir fear demographic shift amid Indian ambitions | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Muslims in Kashmir fear demographic shift amid Indian ambitions

Social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram in Kashmir are filled with angry posts from people who got their newly issued domicile resident certificates.

Many in the Muslim-majority Kashmir believe India has a larger scheme to change the demography of the region.

Up to 25,000 people have been granted domicile certificates in Indian-controlled Kashmir since May.

The certificate is equal to citizenship. It entitles a person to residency and jobs in the region, which until last year was only reserved for the local population.

In August 2019, India revoked the semi-autonomous status of the region. It also scrapped the local special citizenship law. Observers now believe this is the beginning of a new struggle for Kashmir.

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