Chenab Valley

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Chenab Valley is a valley in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India.[1][2]

Location[edit]

Chenab Valley lies between the middle and outer Himalayan range in the Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is divided into three districts: Doda, Ramban, and Kishtwar and two constituencies of Reasi -Gool-Arnas and Gulabgarh are also believed to be a part of this sub region. The valley touches the Anantnag district of Kashmir to the north, Kishtwar district to the north-east, the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh, and Kathua district to the South, the Udhampur district to the southwest, and Salal Reasi to the West, with Doda in ts middle.

Geography[edit]

Chenab Valley is mostly hilly terrain. The Chenab River flows through the Chenab Valley. The area is an active seismic zone.[3]

People[edit]

Chenab Valley is rich in cultural heritage and ethical values, but also has age-old traditions of secularism and tolerance.[citation needed]The main occupations of the people of the valley are farming and cattle rearing.

Languages[edit]

Chenab Valley is home to many different people. Examples of the many different langues spoken in Chenab Valley include the following: Kashmiri is the most widely spoken language in the region. The other major languages are Pahari, Ladakhi, Dogri, Bhadarwahi, Kishtwari, Pogali, and Serazi.

Separatism[edit]

The Chenab Valley (and Kishtwar in particular) has been the site of separatist and religious violence between Hindus and Muslims.[4]

Natural disasters[edit]

A 5.8 earthquake hit the Chenab Valley on May 1, 2013, killing two and injuring 69.[5] Seismic activity continued in the valley throughout 2013, prompting teams of seismologists to study the area. A local belief states that the earthquakes were being caused by hydroelectric construction projects in the area.[6]

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