MHA Website Under-reports Kashmir’s Population by More than 10 Times
The official website of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has made an erroneous claim concerning the population of Jammu and Kashmir, underreporting the population of the Kashmir valley by more than 10 times.
MHA’s website currently displays incorrect statistics regarding the population of the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. The website states that the Kashmir Valley houses a total of 5,35,811 residents, while the Jammu region houses 69,07,623 residents, followed by Ladakh with 2,90,492 residents.
While this adds up to 77,33,926, the website shows the total as 1,25,48,926. Assuming the MHA data entry operators incorrectly typed the information for Kashmir, working back from the total and subtracting the stated populations for Jammu and Ladakh gives us 53,50,811, which is also not the correct population of Kashmir.…
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