Kichlu

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Kichlu (Kashmiri: किचलू (Devanagari), کچلو (Nastaleeq)) or Kitchlew is a Kashmiri sub-caste in the Kashmir region of India and Pakistan. The Kichlu are both Hindu and Muslim. The Kichlu sub-caste is a part of the larger Malmas gotras is one known as Paldeo Wasgaré, and this gotra embraces families belonging to the following Kráms, or tribal subdivisions: Sopuri-Pandit, Mála, Poot, Mirakhur, Kadlabaju, Kokru, Bangru, Bakáya, Khashu, Kichlu, Misri, Kar, and Mám.[1]

Over time, some Kitchlews have migrated from the Kashmir Valley and have settled in other parts of India, as well as in neighbouring Pakistan.

Notable Kichlus[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Valley of Kashmir. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2007-03-25. Among the Malmas gotras is one known as Paldeo Wasgaré, and this gotra embraces families belonging to the following Kráms, or tribal subdivisions:-Sopuri-Pandit, Mála, Poot, Mirakhur, Kadlabaju, Kokru, Bangru, Bakáya, Khashu, Kichlu, Misri, Kar, and Mám.