Three major faiths are clearly dominant in different parts of Jammu and Kashmir. However, in terms of total population, Islam clearly dominates the Kashmir valley. You will find the valley brimming with Muslim population. In addition to that Hinduism and Buddhism also constitute a part of the religions in Kashmir. The followers of Buddhism inhabit the Ladakh area of Jammu and Kashmir State.
The predominant religion of Kashmir valley is Islam. Muslims constitute
more than 90% of the total population of Jammu and Kashmir. Even in
Jammu, Kargil and some other districts, Islam forms a substantial part
of the population. The Muslims are broadly divided into two sects - the
Sunnis and the Shias.
Hinduism is the second most dominant faith in Kashmir. The majority of
Hindus consist of Kashmiri Pandits and Gujjars. Majority of the Kashmiri
Pandits migrated from the Kashmir valley because of the constant terror
threat and are now present in a minority. On the other hand, many
Gujjars got converted to Islam.
Buddhist population is mainly found in the Ladakh region of Kashmir,
where it predominates. In the main Kashmir valley, however, Buddhists
are present in a negligible numbers.