A quite day. Went to the courts to get my Kashmiri documents. Here, and the Indian part of Kashmir, only a Kashmiri may legally buy land. This was the edict of the last royal ruler or the region before partition in 1947 and it still holds to this day. Proving your Kashmiri-hood is via your male ancestry. So as my farther and grandfather are Kashmiri’s all I did was to prove that I am my dads son with my birth certificate and passport. After that I signed the right documents and had my fingerprints taken. A contact at the courts gave us a male lineage diagram which showed that our ancestors came from what is now the Indian part of Kashmir in 1870. Were going to have the document translated into English.

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