“Nearly 90 percent of people living in Indian Kashmir’s summer capital want their troubled and divided state to become an independent country, according to a poll in an Indian newspaper on Monday.”
“Only 3 percent of the mainly Muslim inhabitants of the city think Kashmir should become part of Pakistan, and 7 percent prefer Indian rule, the poll said,” Reuters in Report
However, on the other hand, according to the Reuters report, 95 Percent of people from Jammu want to stay with the Indian union or status quo. The people of Jammu think Kashmir should be the Part of India.
Reuters also interviewed ten Indian and Ten Pakistani citizens about the question of Jammu Kashmir. Reuters says
“Indians were keener to keep control of the region than Pakistanis — 67 percent of urban Indians think it should be ruled from New Delhi, against 48 percent of Pakistanis who wanted Islamabad to take full control, according to the poll.”
“Another 47 percent of Pakistanis said they supported independence for Kashmir.”
The survey was conducted by Dehli centre for developing studies and published in Indian Express on Monday. The survey said 84 % of people from the valley want a safe return of KP’s.
Many surveys and reports have been published in recent decades indicate the majority of the state subject want’s Independence from both India & Pakistan. However, regional figures can be different.