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    A beautiful view of the Dal Lake in Kashmir

    Kashmir has forever been considered the Paradise on Earth. But since independence, it has been better known to be the war capital of Asia with India, Pakistan, and China always claiming the paradise for themselves. In the midst of all these tensions and wars, you are sure to miss out on these lesser-known secrets about Kashmir that we have compiled for you.

    1. Kashmir might have naturally fallen into the lap of Pakistan.

    An original image from the Indo-Pak war of 1947

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    Based on suggestions by his ministers, Hari Singh (the then ruler of Kashmir) might have merged Kashmir with Pakistan. However, the impatient Pakistan invaded Kashmir and Hari Singh decided to merge it with India to ensure the safety of his subjects.

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    2. Historical manuscripts state Kashmir was a lake.

    A boat being rowed at Dal Lake in Kashmir

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    Until Kashyap Rishi drained off the water making it a beautiful abode.

    3. No, Mughal emperor Jahangir did not discover Kashmir. Srinagar was founded by Emperor Ashoka.

    Kashmir-the paradise on Earth

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    However, Jahangir labeled it as the ‘Paradise on Earth’.

    4. The 3 religions – Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam – have contributed to the cultural heritage of Kashmir.

    A collage of a Buddhist shrine, a temple, and a mosque in clockwise order

    And we all thought it to be a Muslim state.

    5. Overall literacy rate in Kashmir is higher than that of India & Pakistan.

    The students of the JK Public School

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    Kashmiris ain’t uneducated you see..!

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    6. Jammu & Kashmir is the only state with a flag of its own.

    The image of the independent flag of Jammu and Kashmir

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    And many other constitutional exceptions exist for this state.

    7. Water resources in Kashmir Valley can generate thousands of megawatts of power.

    Baglihar Dam is a major dam in the J&K

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    It is the highest in the Asian sub-continent.

    8. Kashmir is surrounded by 2 nuclear-armed countries(Pakistan and China) and is a part of the third one, India .

    Kashmir and its neighboring countries

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    It is one of the most dangerously located places in the world.

    The secrets of Kashmir have been a mystery to many. Let us know the secret that intrigued you the most.

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