Location: Khomeini Chowk, Kargil, Kashmir, India (34� 34' 12? N, 76� 6' 0? E)
Date: 16 August 2009 4.35pm
Camera: Canon 400D with Sigma 17-70/f2.8-4.5

Muslims make up less than 15% of India's population; however, it is still a sizeable at least 154 million, making it the country with the 3rd largest Muslim population in the world (after Indonesia and Pakistan). The majority (about two-thirds) of India's Muslims are Sunnis. Shiites are prominent in certain parts such as Agra and Kargil. The latter is well-known as the epicentre of the Fourth Indo-Pakistan War in 1999, dubbed the Kargil War. In Kargil, Shiites are the majority and as such, one can see the influence of Iran everywhere as Iran has the biggest Shiites population in the world. Iran's influence is so prevalent that there are posters of its leaders in many places- even a street in the Main Bazaar is named after the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran- Khomeini Chowk.

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Sunday, August 30, 2009


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