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Why Buddhist women are marrying Muslim men in Ladakh

Economic opportunities not love jihad are shaping the region's demography

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Love Jihad

Sai Manish & Khalid Anzar  |  New Delhi | Leh 



Love Jihad, Muslim, Leh, ladakh
A Buddhist family at their house on the outskirts of Leh  Photo: Rajat

Leaving the main town square of Leh on the road to Kargil, as the last signs of human habitation is left behind in the roar of dust and diesel, it is hard not to notice the proliferation of migrants, many of whom are foot soldiers for the army’s development works. Buddhist Ladakhis are becoming a rarer breed though they still dominate the stunning landscape.

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First Published: Fri, September 15 2017. 16:48 IST

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